JAMMU, Dec 21: Outrightly rejecting the allegations of former PDP MP, Tariq Hamid Karra that BJP had offered him money and CM’s post thrice, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that all these allegations are baseless.
“It would have been a different issue had Karra been in party and now after leaving the party he is trying to create confusion among the people”, Dr Singh told reporters at the sidelines of a function at Jammu Press Club.
Accusing Karra of trying to politicize the issue, the Deputy CM, in reply to a question, said “what type of investigation will be done? No one has committed any crime?”
He said as NC is making non issues an issue and so has been done by Karra. Earlier, they made beef ban an issue and now they are making Supreme Court judgment another issue, he added.
Turning tables on NC, he said the party has failed to make positive criticism over the policies of the PDP-BJP Government and its leaders ever since formation of this coalition tried to make the non issues an issue.
He said if there is any positive criticism to our policies it is a welcome step but they are trying to make polarization which is quite unfortunate. By raking up such issues NC is also trying to create confusion, Dr Singh added.
He said in democracy every one has right to talk but there should be positive criticism always.
To a question regarding probity in public life, Dr Singh said that while filling up election forms the candidates reveal their property both movable and immovable in it.
He said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi after demonetization has asked all the Legislators, MPs and Ministers to reveal their bank statements from November 8 to December 31 this year. “Both PM and party president Amit Shah have given directions to us in this regard as BJP believes total probity in public life”, he added.
He said as BJP believes in transparency in public life and those who fail to furnish statements will be taken to task. The bank accounts of Ministers, legislators and MPs as well as dependents have to be submitted to Government, he added.
Dr Singh said “people will only trust us when we are honest in our deeds and actions”.