Lucknow: Justifying induction of tainted
former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into BJP, party
vice-president Vinay Katiyar on Saturday said he was brought in as
an approver like a government witness.
"Like government witness, Babu Singh Kushwaha has been
brought in as a witness," Katiyar told reporters here.
Katiyar said one thing was clear that if there were
allegations against Kushwaha, he has to reply to them.
"BJP will not help him on this...when he joined one thing
was made clear that neither he would neither be given party ticket nor
a post and he was being taken in as an ordinary member," he
The BJP leader said if CBI quizzed Kushwaha, he should
give the right answers so that the truth comes out.
"Those involved (in NRHM scam) from top to bottom must be
exposed," Katiyar said.
Accusing Congress of creating noise over certain issues
ever since Kushwaha joined BJP, he said the party could not
see the chinks in its own armour.
"The party should not forget that there is responsibility
of Union Home Minister P Chidambaran in 1.76 crore 2G scam,
but he was not removed from the post, because he will land in
jail," the BJP vice president said.
He alleged that party failed to see allegations against
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in connection with the CWG
"Rita Joshi and Digvijay Singh were moving with
Kushwaha and he was meeting Rahul Gandhi..but after he joined
BJP, pangs started," he alleged.
Katiyar said that after Kushawaha joined BJP, BSP
released a handout saying that leaders being shown the door by
it were being taken in by the BJP.
"A garland worth several crores of rupees was gifted to
Mayawati, but it is not visible to CBI, Congress and SP," he
He said if Congress was honest, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh and Rahul Gandhi should announce in Parliament that they
won`t take support of BSP and SP whose "leaders were facing
disproportionate assets cases".