During the campaign for the recent Meghalaya elections, Home Minister Amit Shah described the then NPP government as the ‘most corrupt’. The Congress has written a letter to the CBI director asking him to investigate by taking the information from Shah on the basis of which he had made this claim. The BJP is now part of the ruling coalition led by the NPP.
New Delhi: Ahead of the recently concluded assembly elections, the Home Minister has sent a letter to the CBI regarding his allegations of corruption against the National People’s Party (NPP) government of Meghalaya.
According to The Indian Express, the party has asked the CBI to ‘summon’ Home Minister Amit Shah to gather information on these allegations.
I have written to the Director of CBI asking CBI to question the Home Minister further on his categorical assertion that Conrad Sangma’s Govt in Meghalaya was the most corrupt in the country-That of course did not prevent BJP from supporting the same Conrad Sangma again. pic.twitter.com/PxJn52J8ui
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) March 23, 2023
In a letter to CBI director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal on March 21, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said it was necessary to interrogate Shah because “for some inexplicable reason” he (Shah) was unable to act on that information. failed’, on the basis of which he had made these allegations.
In his letter, Ramesh said that during a rally on February 17, 2023, Shah had termed the NPP government of Meghalaya as the ‘most corrupt government in the country’.
Please tell that this time NPP has won the assembly elections and BJP is also included in the ruling coalition.
Ramesh wrote, ‘As the Home Minister, he would definitely have access to the information and facts that led him to this conclusion. For some unexplained reasons, the Home Minister, who is also the former National President of the BJP, has failed to act on information about the corrupt practices and acts of the then Meghalaya Government.
Ramesh added, ‘Therefore in the interest of the country, we request you to call Shri Amit Shah and present and verify all the claims and facts on the basis of which he raised this matter.’
It is worth mentioning that this step has been taken after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was given a notice by the Delhi Police for his statement regarding the alleged sexual harassment of women in Srinagar during his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
The Delhi Police had also reached Gandhi’s residence regarding this matter, which the opposition parties called an ‘act of intimidation’ and ‘retribution’.
Responding to this notice, Rahul Gandhi had described the police action as ‘unprecedented’ and questioned whether it was related to his attitude towards the Adani controversy inside and outside Parliament.
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