BJP Seeks CBI Probe into Goa Bribery Case

Published: 21st July 2015 03:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2015 03:34 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The BJP which is likely to be cornered by the Congress during Monsoon session of Parliament beginning on Tuesday, is planning to hit back at the main Opposition party over the Goa contract bribery case involving a US firm.

The BJP has demanded a CBI probe into the matter. And the Parliament session is likely to be a stormy affair with the Congress and the BJP trading charges at each other.

The latest controversy over bribes being paid to a ‘minister’ to bag contracts in Goa by the US company when the Congress-led Governments were in power at the Centre and the state will provide the BJP ammunition to return the fire.

“Since this is the Congress, we would like to know how much of this loot was shared upwards to the ruling family in Delhi,” BJP spokesperson M J Akbar said referring to the Gandhi family.

Quoting from a document he said it was a “proven” case of bribery. The alleged bribery of $976,630 for the project by the US firm Louis Berger included that to a minister, the details of which have not been disclosed by the US Department of Justice(DoJ).

Akbar said, “The bribe money was paid only till August 2010 and the BJP demands a full scale CBI probe into how much more money was paid and to whom.”  Fingers point directly at Digambar Kamat, former Goa Chief Minister, he alleged.

The BJP leader said there was no comparison between the charges of corruption levelled by the Congress against the NDA Ministers, and the current one, where fingers were pointed at the Congress minister.


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