Munde rubbishes allegations, says would quit if found guilty
Facing fresh allegation of flouting rules in awarding contract to build a dam besides the Rs 206 'purchase' scam, Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde rubbished the charges as mere "scam of words" and said she would step down if found guilty of any charge.
Munde, who was away to London last week when the Opposition Congress accused her of brazen violation of norms in awarding contracts for purchase of '<g data-gr-id="18">chiki</g>' and a host of other items for <g data-gr-id="19">anganwadis</g>, termed it as a "politically-motivated" move by the Opposition to target her when she was not "physically available to defend herself."
She said: "All the allegations leveled against me by the Opposition are nothing but political in nature, which were purposely brought out when I could not be physically present to put forth my explanation."
Munde added: "It seems that people (opposition) want to somehow prove that there is a scam brewing when there is nothing like this happening in the government." The Minister said: "The day it is proved that I am guilty of any wrongdoing, I would not consider myself worth holding any government position."