Congress core group to meet on railway bribery case

Published: 04th May 2013 02:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2013 03:09 PM   |  A+A-


Hit by another controversy, top Congress leaders are meeting here this evening to deliberate on the fallout of the arrest of Railway Minister P K Bansal's nephew in a bribery case.

The Congress Core Group, chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi, is scheduled to meet at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence at 4:30 PM.

Besides Gandhi and Singh, senior leaders Ahmad Patel, A K Antony, Sushilkumar Shinde and P Chidambaram are members of the Congress Core Group.

Bansal's nephew V Singla was yesterday arrested by CBI, which also held a Member of the Railway Board in connection with alleged bribery of Rs 90 lakh for fixing a top-level position in the government.

Kumar was arrested in Mumbai by a CBI team soon after he had flown in from Delhi. CBI has registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC against him.


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