CM rejects allegations of parking funds overseas

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 19:18

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat
on Wednesday dismissed reports of having parked funds in the overseas
bank accounts, while extending support to the anti-corruption
cause initiated by civil society.

"I would support any campaign against corruption,"
Kamat told reporters here, while dismissing as baseless the
allegations of having parked ill-gotten wealth in the bank
accounts in China.

"I have read on the Internet that there are claims
that I have bank account in China. This is absolutely false,"
he said referring to a report carried out by a Goa-based
website.

Earlier in the day, civil society members met Kamat at
his office here and demanded to come clear on the Jan Lokpal
Bill and the allegations.

The activists also asked the chief minister to seek
clarification from the ministers and MLAs, who were accused of
having money in the foreign accounts.

"I will ask my Cabinet ministers about these reports
too. I will tell them to clarify to the media there is nothing
like this," he added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 19:18

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