FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will have to stand trial on corruption charges after a judge in the Catalan town of Gava rejected the footballer's appeal against having to appear, it was confirmed Friday.
A special CBI Court on Wednesday allowed the plea of YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, facing corruption charges, seeking relaxation in bail conditions to enable him to visit different parts of Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.
Amid demands from some party
leaders that he should step down in the wake of allegations of dubious fundings of his companies, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari Friday said he is an "honest man" and ruled out resigning from his post.
While giving his opinion on the corruption allegations made against BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “We are not like BJP which says ‘India shining’, everything is perfect and do not take any action.”
BJP president Nitin Gadkari came under sharp criticism from the Congress and the Left parties over allegations of wrongdoing in his businesses, and even his parent organisation, the RSS, distanced itself from him.
Senior bureaucrats working in public sector undertakings and cooperative societies may get the protection of prior sanction from competent authorities if corruption charges against them are to be probed.