Chavan: BJP has no moral right to talk of corruption

Priyanka Kakodkar
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‘What about its decision to field Yeddyurappa and Sriramulu from Karnataka?’

Even as the Opposition attacked the Congress for giving ticket to Ashok Chavan who has been chargesheeted in the Adarsh scam, a combative Mr. Chavan said the BJP had “no moral right to talk about corruption or my case”.

“They are pointing to my case but what about their decision to field B.S. Yeddyurappa and B. Sriramulu from Karnataka? The BJP does one thing in Karnataka and says another thing in Maharashtra,” Mr. Chavan said in an interview to The Hindu shortly after filing his nomination in Nanded.

Mr. Chavan’s candidature was delayed due to opposition from a section of the party, which feared an adverse impact on the party’s image. Asked about the differences within the party, Mr. Chavan said, “The party is fully behind me. There is no divide. Congress president Sonia Gandhi came to the logical conclusion that I had been targeted.”

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