Jammu: A Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir has accused a minister from his own party of being corrupt.
Former social welfare minister Abdul Gani Vakil, in a letter to Public Health Engineering Minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din, released Saturday night, alleged there were cases of corruption within the latter`s department.
Vakil alleged that corruption cases were pending against the minister in the "State Accountability Commission (SAC) and a land grabbing case" was going on against him in the high court.
Vakil, a loyalist of union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, also alleged that "various scams were surfacing from time to time in the public health engineering and irrigation departments". A copy of the hard-hitting letter was sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
However, Mohi-ud-Din, a confidant of Sonia Gandhi`s political secretary Ahmad Patel, called it a conspiracy against him.
"Vakil wanted the transfer of some engineers and other staff in the public health engineering and irrigation departments after having taken bribes from them. I did not oblige him, hence this tirade...He has been trying to blackmail other ministers too," Mohi-ud-Din told a news agency.