Jammu, Sep 5: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday accused Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) top leaders Sushma Swaraj and M. Venkaiah Naidu of having ‘business relations’ with Karnataka’s mining barons, the Reddy brothers, one of whom was arrested by the CBI for alleged illegal mining.
Reacting to the arrest of G. Janardhana Reddy, Singh said: ‘Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu had business relations with the Reddy brothers. This action (arrest) should have come three years ago.’
‘The Reddy brothers were not only indulging in illegal mining, but had also taken protection money from others. They were virtually running an unchallenged empire there.’
Singh said the BJP says one thing on corruption in parliament and another on the streets.
‘I have not seen any political party which indulges in as much double-talk as the BJP on the issue of corruption,’ said Digvijay Singh.