New Delhi, Oct 26: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday said there seemed to be some substance in the charges levelled against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari in connection with the illegal business dealings of the Purti Group, with which he was once associated.
“Whatever things are coming up, –you people are showing it on TV-it seems there is some substance in it (allegations),” Shinde told media on the sidelines of a function here.
According to the report in the media, 18 companies which own 80 percent of the shares in Purti Group, owned by Gadkari, are not located at the addresses mentioned on the website of the company.
Managing director of Purti group, Sudhir Dive had outrightly dismissed corruption allegations against Gadkari, adding that he resigned from the company 14 months ago.
Congress leader, Digvijay Singh had written a petition to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought that the BJP chief should be probed on fraud charges.
Earlier Anjali Damania, close aide of anti-graft crusader cum politician Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that Gadkari had acquired 100 acre of farmers’ land through dubious means for his private trust although he refuted these charges. (ANI)