Action against Kushwaha followed his entry in BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 18:09

Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Sunday
stressed the CBI acted against Babu Singh Kushwaha, former
cabinet minister in the Mayawati government, only after he was
inducted into BJP.

"When we took him into the party, no action had been taken
against Kushwaha. CBI acted (by raiding his houses) only
afterwards. It is a conspiracy by Mayawati and the Congress,"
Munde said here.

"BJP is against corruption...We will not spare the
corrupt. We have put the corrupt leaders in their place and
set an example in Karnataka," Munde said.

Former BJP chief Venkaiah Naidu, however, said Kushwaha
issue was now a "closed chapter".

They were talking to reporters before meeting BJP MLAs and
MPs to discuss preparations for the forthcoming Zilla Parishad
and municipal elections in Maharashtra.

Naidu also said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should
first focus on corruption within his own party, before
targeting BJP.


First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 18:09

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