New Delhi, Oct 17: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj on Wednesday said that the financial transactions of his political outfit have been absolutely transparent, and added that the main opposition is open to scrutiny and ready to answer every charge that will be levelled by India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal.
“We are in no pressure at all because we have nothing to hide. Our financial transactions have absolutely been transparent and nobody has taken any advantage of his or her position. And we will respond after Arvind Kejriwal has come out with his chargesheet,” said Punj, when asked to comment on Team Kejriwal all set to expose BJP President Nitin Gadkari.
“We are open to scrutiny and we will answer every charge and we are not going to run away from any debate. The way the ‘Damaadji’ has run away and is not to be seen anywhere,” he added, while taking a jibe at Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Punj further said the BJP played the role of an important opposition with its continuous demands for a probe against Robert Vadra and his alleged links with DLF.
“I don’t know what strong reaction the BJP could have given on Robert Vadra’s case. We wanted an inquiry, our spokespersons went on record, they repeatedly emphasized that everything should be inquired into,” said Punj.
“And beyond that what do you expect the opposition party to do, which has to work under the law within the framework of the constitution,” he added.
Kejriwal, who has promised to expose five top politicians indulging in corrupt activities, is expected to target Gadkari next.
Kejriwal, who had threatened to release proof of corruption by Gadkari, is set for another big revelation today.
India Against Corruption (IAC) member Anjali Damania had earlier on Tuesday confirmed that Gadkari would be the next person to be exposed before the public.
Reiterating her allegations on Gadkari, Damania said that Gadkari should have done something when she approached him regarding the Maharashtra irrigation scam.
“Gadkari’s name cropped up twice earlier. He is linked to the coalgate in some or the other way and then he refused to help expose the irrigation scam (in Maharashtra). Being the President of the opposition party, it is his responsibility to expose the scam,” Damania told mediapersons in Mumbai.
“And why he does not want to do it, we would be bringing this forward. We would be exposing why Nitin Gadkari’s doesn’t say anything,” she added.
Damania alleged that the scams are taking place because all the political parties are linked to it.
“The opposition party does not want to expose it because all of them (all parties) are together. And this is what that we would be exposing in tomorrow’s press conference,” she said.
India Against Corruption has so far exposed Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.
According to reports, Gadkari is expected to address the media today after Kejriwal’s expected exposure. (ANI)