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It’s not Swachh Rajneeti: Cong

It’s not Swachh Rajneeti: Cong
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A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Cabinet by including 21 ministers, the opposition parties , Congress and Aam Aadmi Party in particular, went hammer and tongs at his choice of ministers.

  • Alleges Modi inducted ‘tainted’ Ministers
  • Sujana Chowdary’s group’s Rs.300 cr loans have turned NPAs for banks
  • Modi govt hasn’t done due diligence in his case, says Ajay Maken

Y S Chowdary taking charge as Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Science, in New Delhi on MondayNew Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Cabinet by including 21 ministers, the opposition parties , Congress and Aam Aadmi Party in particular, went hammer and tongs at his choice of ministers.

Congress leader Ajay Maken said, “the PM is talking about Swachh Bharat, but not about Swachh Rajneeti.” While the AAP made a direct attack on JP Nadda, the new Health Minister, the Congress hit-list also includes Nadda along with Y Sujana Chowdary, Ram Shankar Katheria, Giriraj Singh and Dr Harsh Vardhan.

“YS Chowdary's Sujana Group has over Rs 300 crore as loans, non-performing assets. We want to ask PM Modi if due diligence was done” Maken said. According to Bank Employees Association, Chowdary, the Minister for Science and Technology, for NPAs worth Rs 317 crore accounts for the Central Bank of India, Maken alleged.

“This minister should resign and the Prime Minister should apologise to the country,” Maken said. Giriraj Singh, who is in charge of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises portfolio, had Rs 1 crore unaccounted for cash in his house, Ajay Maken pointed out.

The amount was recovered from a thief, who admitted that he had stolen the cash from Singh's Patna house. Singh had claimed the cash belonged to a cousin. Ram Shankar Katheria, the Minister from Agra, who would be the junior minister for the Human Resource Development Ministry, had 21 criminal cases lodged against him, Maken added. Aam Aadmi Party raised Nadda’s alleged role in corruption in AIIMS hospital. Kejriwal accused Nadda of a role in the removal of a vigilance officer, Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who had flagged corruption in AIIMS.

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