Digvijaya questions civil society silence on Gadkari deals
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LAUNCHING a fresh offensive against Nitin Gadkari, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said the BJP national president must come clean on his business dealings and wondered why civil society activists like Arvind Kejriwal and Baba Ramdev were not questioning Gadkari.
Addressing the media here, Singh said that Kejriwal had levelled "mild charges" against Gadkari despite having full knowledge about his "fake companies with fake addresses and slum dwellers as directors". "Arvind Kejriwal had information about Gadkari's shell companies and I ask him why he is keeping silent. Earlier also, I asked him some questions but he did not reply as he has no answer," he added. This shows that civil society activists and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have come connections with the RSS and BJP, he added. "The RSS and BJP has chosen to defend Gadkari instead of supporting the demand for a probe into the illegalities. I am happy about RSS-BJP's support to Gadkari as this shows the clear face of the BJP and Sangh Parivar and its double standards on corruption," Singh said. "The matter is being probed and the truth about Gadkari's companies would come out... I have always been saying that Gadkari is more of a businessman" he said.
With PTI inputs