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Will quit politics if proven guilty: Minister on charges by CBI officer

People whom I never met in my whole life levelled such false charges against me, said the minister

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Security personnel stand guard outside the CBI headquarters, in Bengaluru, Friday, Oct 26, 2018. Congress party workers and leaders (unseen) stage a protest demanding the reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma outside the CBI office | Photo: PTI

Union minister on Tuesday termed as "false and baseless" the charges levelled against him by senior CBI officer M K Sinha, and said he would quit politics if they were proven to be true.

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The Minister of State for Coal, who represents Banaskantha seat from Gujarat in the Lok Sabha, also sought an inquiry by the Centre over the charges against him.

"People whom I never met in my whole life levelled such false charges against me. They made false and baseless allegations without having any evidence," Chaudhary said.

He was addressing a gathering at Samdhi village near Palanpur town of Banaskantha, around 150 kms from.

The Union minister said he had denied the charges in a statement that he had issued earlier.

"You must have learned about these allegations through the media. I want to tell you that all these allegations are false and baseless. I want the government to set up an inquiry on this. If I am proven guilty, I will quit politics," he asserted.

Sinha, in his plea in the Supreme Court a week back, alleged that Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Babu Sana had said during his interrogation that a few crores of rupees was paid to Chaudhary in June this year.

First Published: Tue, November 27 2018. 19:20 IST