Bharat Bhushan Ashu facing enquiry and Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring along with all prominent party leaders staged protest outside the Punjab Vigilance Headquarters in Mohali on Monday.
After two hours of high tension drama the vigilance refused to meet them and accept a memorandum.
The Congressmen accused the Punjab government of vindictiveness. Warring said that action has been taken against former Congress ministers with a sense of revenge.
“Nothing has come up in the investigation against him and I am standing outside the vigilance office, you can arrest me,” challenged the former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu.
Ashu said that he was prepared to get arrested as he got a suitcase of clothes and daily needs along in anticipation that vigilance will arrest him.
Warring, while addressing the Congressman said, “Every day there are reports circulated by the department levelling baseless charges against former ministers accusing them of corruption to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees without the amount being accounted for. The way figures are magnified, dramatized and sensationalized, it is clear that there is deliberate design behind it to create a false perception among the public against the party leaders. The vigilance is being used by the AAP government to cover up its failures in fulfilling the promises it had made as also to divert the attention from the corruption scandals that are tumbling down their cupboard in Delhi. We are fed up with these malicious daily dossiers of your department maligning our leaders.”
Warring however challenged the vigilance to come and arrest Ashu, if vigilance has concrete proofs against the former minster.