Not my job to punish ministers: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 27: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday said it is not his job to ensure that cases are lodged against the party government’s ministers accused of corruption.

In an interview to Times Now, Gandhi acknowledged that there was no case being followed up against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over alleged corruption, and said: “It is not my job. My job is when I see issues of corruption, (to) take action on it. That’s what I do.”

“As far as any corruption done, there is a legal process. And that legal process should be followed and concluded. As far as my personal view is concerned, anybody who is corrupt should be brought to book,” he said.

“Anybody who is corrupt, should be punished. I am not a judge. So, if there is a legal process and there is a result of the legal process, absolutely they should be punished.”

Gandhi said that Virbhadra Singh and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, accused in the Adarsh Society scam, were not “oblivious” because of their “clout.”

IANS