Ready to Face Any Probe: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS): Facing demands from a section of his party for his resignation over financial dealings of a company linked to him, BJP president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said he was ready to face any probe.

Addressing a BJP protest rally at Jantar Mantar here ahead of the winter session of parliament, Gadkari said there was an attempt to defame the party leaders as they were trying to expose corruption.

"There is an attempt to defame us. We are clean. There is no need to fear and we are ready to face any probe. I want to assure you that we have not done anything wrong," he said.

Gadkari accused the Congress of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to gain political leverage with regional parties for survival of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government here.

Referring to Kasab's hanging, Gadkari said it had been delayed. He accused the Congress of vote-bank politics and asked why parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has not been hanged so far.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was important to destroy the "terror factories" in Pakistan. He said the country was moving from the "path of liberalization to economic dependence".

Former party president Rajnath Singh accused the government of playing into foreign hands and said it has violated its solemn assurance to parliament by going ahead with the decision to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.

He said that while a few lakh jobs may be created FDI in retail will affect the livelihood of crores of people.

Many party leaders later marched towards Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's house and courted arrest.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has decided to demand a discussion on FDI issue in parliament under rules which entail voting.


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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, Nov 22 2012

    Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    I agree with you. Why probe is not done for Robert Vadra? Just because he is from Gandhi Family?

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 22 2012

    Dear Mr. Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru - 'I AM READY for PROBE' - Just this statement does not make him clean. On the contrary if he had honestly admitted guilt he would have been much appreciated. Even Yeddy, Reddy, Katta, Kalmadi all said the same thing. What happened at the end? He is very confident because he is sitting on multiple crores of rupees and can simply 'buy' anyone!

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Thu, Nov 22 2012

    For one who's already disrobed
    why a 'Probe'?

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, Nov 22 2012

    Does Robert Varda has any guts to say 'I AM READY for PROBE' ?

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Thu, Nov 22 2012

    Please opt for a 'New Line'please...
    Ready to face any old and obsolete also considering the demand for your ousting is gathering strength from within your party itself'....

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