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Congress lashes out at Kiren Rijiju over corruption charges, demands resignation

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 December 2016, 15:41 IST

After the name of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju surfaced in a vigilance report on corruption at North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), the Congress today lashed out at the minister and claimed that it had proof of his involvement in corrupt activities.

Earlier, reacting to the allegations, Rijiju had said, "Ye jo plant kar rhe hain news, hamare yahan ayenge to joote khaynge, logon ki sewa karna corruption hai?" (Those who are planting the news will be beaten by shoes if they come to Arunachal Pradesh. Is serving people equal to corruption?)

Here's what the Congress said:

The report had named Rijiju, his cousin, a contractor in Arunachal Pradesh, Goboi Rijiju, and several top officials of the state-run NEEPCO, including its Chairman and Managing Director, in a 129-page report submitted by the PSU's Chief Vigilance Officer. The report alleges corruption in the construction of two dams for 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project, one of the biggest hydro-electric projects in Arunachal Pradesh.

--With agency inputs

First published: 13 December 2016, 15:41 IST
 
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