New Delhi: AAP on Wednesday accused the BJP-led Centre of “going to any lengths” to cover up its alleged scams. The party was reacting to a recent affidavit filed by CBI in court, declaring former AIIMS deputy director Vineet Chaudhary innocent in a Rs 7,000-crore scam.
“BJP claimed that it is the only government which had no cases of corruption. It has been harassing opposition parties by implicating them in false cases and unleashing CBI against them. But this is the same government which can go to any lengths to hide its own scams,” said party member Ashutosh.
As an example, he quoted the case of Vineet Chaudhary whose name had figured in a Rs 7,000-crore scam in AIIMS. “He was health secretary to now health minister JP Nadda when the former was health minister in Himachal. Nadda and PMO made every effort to discredict the CVO in AIIMS then, Sanjeev Chaturvedi, to ensure that he could not investigate Chaudhary,” Ashutosh alleged.
A senior official in the health minister's office said Nadda had removed himself willingly in 2015 from the issue and he also transferred the case from his ministry to DoPT for an independent probe. AAP claimed that Nadda had sent two letters to the Congress government and one when BJP was in power, to have Chaturvedi removed on fabricated technical grounds.