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Congress rubbishes BJP leader's allegation against Scindia

Press Trust of India  |  Gwalior 

today dismissed the allegation that its senior leader is "renting out" erstwhile properties of the Scindia family in which now house various public institutions.

The allegation by vice president was "foolish talk", state leaders Pradymna Singh Tomar, Rambaran Singh Gurjar, Sunil Sharma, Pankaj Chaturvedi and others said at a press conference here.

The Congressmen also demanded that Jha's own assets should be probed.

The leader, in a letter dated May 17 to Union tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma, had alleged that Scindia was "renting out" buildings such as Central Telegraph Office, Padma Vidyalaya, Jai Arogya Hospital, etc.

The Scindia family, erstwhile royals, had donated these buildings to the

These buildings, being of historical and archaeological importance, must be protected, he said.

leaders today dismissed the allegation as "foolish talk" and described Jha as "mentally deranged".

"People will never believe that buildings like Jai Arogya Hospital, Padma Vidyalaya, Kamlaraje College can be ever rented out," they said.

"Scindia family has always stood with people in their need and contributed in the public interest," they said.

The leaders also offered details of properties allegedly owned by Jha, and demanded a probe.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 19:57 IST