LTC scam: JD(U) MP denies charges, refuses to step down
With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) getting nod to prosecute him for allegedly being involved in cheating and corruption in the LTC Scam, JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Anil Sahni on Friday denied the charges and refused to resign.
“It’s a conspiracy against me...Why shall I resign on moral ground when I have not done anything wrong,” Sahni said.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has given his approval to the CBI to prosecute JD(U) MP Anil Sahani against whom the agency had filed a charge-sheet for alleged cheating and corruption in the LTC Scam.
The Bihar MP is reportedly the first from the Upper House who will be prosecuted by the CBI after sanction in this regard was given by the Chairman.
The MP said he would also talk to lawyers to file a defamation suit. Sahni alleged that he fell victim to a “racket” that operated in raising fake bills for LTC for parliamentarians.
“Twice I drew attention of the authorities in 2013 about false bill submitted in my name by racketeers against LTC,” he said, defending himself in the controversy.
“I invite the probe agency to check my bank accounts in Delhi as well in Patna to ascertain flow of money on this count,” he said.
Sahni said he would meet Nitish Kumar to discuss the issue. Asked who was “conspiring” against him and for what reason, the JD(U) MP hailing from Muzaffarpur, said he did not know persons behind the conspiracy.