Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has reportedly issued an ultimatum to BJP president Nitin Gadkari asking him to come clean about the allegations of corruption against him by the month-end.
According to some reliable sources, the RSS has demanded an explanation from Mr. Gadkari over the allegations that were levelled against him by India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal and a section of the media.
However, Mr. Gadkari’s personal secretary Sudhir Dewgaonkar denied having information about any such ultimatum. The RSS has also not issued any official statement on the issue.
Mr. Kejriwal had earlier accused Mr. Gadkari of grabbing farm lands in Vidarbha for his sugar factory, which the BJP president denied saying, “The land which is alleged to be grabbed by me is still under the ownership of Maharashtra government and the farmers are still tiling that land.”
An English newspaper on Tuesday alleged that Ideal Road Builders (IRB), which was given construction tender to construct Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, has invested in Mr. Gadkari’s company, Purti Limited. The report said that most of the addresses of Purti shareholders were “unverifiable”.