BJP today alleged that Congress leader P Chidambaram as Finance Minister presided over some of the biggest scams in the country as it mocked his claim that he would have resigned from his post had his Prime Minister insisted on demonetisation.
"It is absurd that he is making such remarks. He did not constitute a SIT on black money despite the Supreme Court's order. Some of the biggest scams like 2G and coal gate happened under his watch.
"He supported the zero loss theory in the coal scam. He lacks any moral right to make such assertion," its National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
In many ways, Chidambaram did not act as the Finance Minister but "scam minister" during the UPA, he alleged.
The BJP leader also took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that he undertook a U-turn after rising to power as the face of an anti-corruption movement.
"Now Kejriwal protects bureaucrats accused of corruption and his minister accused of having fake degrees," he said.
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