BJP insists that PC`s culpability established
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Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 22:03
New Delhi: BJP on Friday refused to buy Home Minister P Chidambaram's contention that allegations against him of misusing his office to help a former client were "unfounded", saying his culpability has been established.

BJP spokesperson and MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the person whom Chidambaram had represented as a lawyer found support for his case from the government and yet the minister is saying he had no role.

"There are officers in his ministry who have actively seen that the charges (against Chidambaram's ex-client) are withdrawn. So where is the clarification from Chidambaram? There is absolutely no clarification," Rudy said.

He alleged that the UPA government had become "completely rudderless and clueless".

"The ministers themselves do not have the clarifications for the follies they have committed," he said.

The opposition insisted that Chidambaram hardly has a defence in this case and this was obvious from the uproar in both Houses of Parliament against him.

"His culpability has been established. The Home Minister is trying to steer himself clean but this is not going to happen as at one point of time he was a defendant in the case which has been withdrawn," Rudy said.

Chidambaram had issued a statement today evening saying allegations against him were unfounded. "I don't have any current subsisting interest with any case," he said.


First Published: Friday, December 16, 2011, 22:03

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