Allahabad: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday slammed allegations of involvement of some party leaders in Adarsh Housing Society scam, saying the organization’s strong response to the latest controversy was "there for all to see".
"Congress has always acted tough against corruption. This
has been the party`s policy... This has been demonstrated in
the past and we are demonstrating it once again against the
backdrop of the controversy over the Adarsh Housing Society
scam," the AICC general secretary told reporters here.
"Although no charge has been proved against any leader of
our party so far, we have responded strongly which is there
for all to see," he said on the sidelines of a seminar based
on the theme of `Nehru`s relevance in the 21st century`.
The comments came a day after Ashok Chavan stepped down
as the chief minister of Maharashtra following allegations of
his involvement in the scam.
AICC general secretary also took a dig at the RSS`s
country-wide protest against the linking of some its leaders
with the Ajmer Dargah blasts in 2007, saying outrage was
visibly confined to the RSS and the BJP.
"At all demonstrations across the country, the outrage
seems to be visibly confined to the RSS and the BJP. This has
exposed the BJP`s farcical claims of being an independent
political party with an independent ideology," Singh said.
Singh, who is secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, said
the party was celebrating its 125th anniversary this year in
which party Chief Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally on
November 25 here.