BJP insists that PC`s culpability established

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withdrawn.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the case which has been withdrawn," Rudy said.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.

PTI



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

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