New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of trying
to "cover up" the Adarsh housing scam, BJP on Saturday said reports
of key papers pertaining to the scandal going missing was a
"deliberate" move to protect important people involved in it.
"When the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok
Chavan resigned over the issue, the files should have been
kept carefully. This is a deliberate attempt by Congress to
cover up the issue and protect key persons involved in the
Adarsh housing scam," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told
He said BJP would do everything to "thwart attempts of
the Congress to cover up the scam".
"There were key notings in the Adarsh file...how can it
go missing? We believe there are bigger names involved in the
housing scam and apart from Chavan, other wickets will fall."
He said in wake of the report of the Adarsh file going
missing, all files pertaining to CWG, 2G spectrum allocation
and the housing society scams should be safely guarded by the
"Congress has been rejecting the opposition`s demand in
Parliament for a Joint Parliamentary Probe into the 2G scam
and have been trying to convince us that a probe by the Public
Accounts Committee (PAC) is enough. This is a tactic to divert
attention from the real issue," the BJP leader alleged.
The opposition would not rest till the demand for a JPC
probe was not met by the UPA government. "Even the media and
the Supreme Court have been raising objections similar to
those highlighted by the BJP," he said.
Hussain said the ruling party was answerable and
accountable to the people of the country over the scams and
the opposition`s protest would "spill on to the streets till
the government comes clean over the issues".