Moily`s virtual clean chit to K G Balakrishnan
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Last Updated: Monday, January 03, 2011, 21:08
  
Bangalore: Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday gave a clean chit to NHRC Chairman and former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, saying there is no evidence of misuse of office by him.

"I don't have even a single piece of paper to say...these are all the allegations", Moily said, responding to a question on allegations against Balakrishnan's son-in-law for amassing disproportionate assets and against his brother which appeared in a section of the media.

"It's only in newspapers and (television) channels", he said on the allegations, adding "just because somebody levels charges, they don't become true".

Moily said allegations should be linked to misuse of office, if any, by the former CJI. "There is no linkage between the exercise of duty as a judge and certain property made by his kith and kin", he said.

Meanwhile, Moily said there is no difference in Congress on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's offer to appear before the PAC on 2G spectrum issue.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's comments yesterday should be seen in the context that no Prime Minister has appeared before a PAC in parliamentary history, he said.

On BJP's allegation that Congress is making an attempt to make Sanjay Gandhi a "scapegoat" for all the wrongs during the Emergency, he said "it's not we (Congress trying to make him scapegoat".

Moily said BJP had carried out a "tirade" against Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi in the past for the clamping of Emergency and now the opposition party thinks that the "people have short memory".

BJP's defence of Sanjay Gandhi stems from the fact that his widow Maneka Gandhi is in the party, he said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 03, 2011, 21:08


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