Amritsar, Apr. 9: Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday categorically dismissed the allegations of perjury leveled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy against him.
“I categorically deny and dismiss these baseless and ridiculous allegations with all the scorn they deserve as these are utter rubbish so characteristic of Swamy,” said Amarinder.
Earlier today, Swamy alleged that Captain did not divulge details of foreign bank accounts held by his wife and son in his nomination papers.
Capt Amarinder pointed out that the timing of these allegations speak for themselves as the frustration of the BJP leadership was understandable with the prospect of party candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley badly losing from Amritsar.
“Given the fact that Mr. Jaitley has realized his position in Amritsar vis-a-vis mine, the BJP’s dirty tricks department has now come out with this dirty ploy”, he alleged.
“Such frivolous allegations only show as to how threatened the BJP campaign in Amritsar feels and which is losing ground day by day,” he added.
He said that it is apparent that the voters of Amritsar want a change from tyranny, non- governance, goonda raj, state sponsored infiltration of drugs into their daily life and lack of employment and development, and added that the BJP, rather than gracefully accepting this position, is now using falsification as a tactic to mislead the voters.
He also said these allegations had not been leveled for the first time and it is for the second or third time these have been made. He asked Swamy to furnish the numbers and the name of the bank he claims that his wife and his son were holding the account of.
The Congress leader also said: “I would be the last person to react to a statement by Swamy known for his maverick antics, but since he had leveled some serious allegations I wanted to clarify lest my silence be taken as his speaking the truth which he never does.” By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)