Gadkari's firms get two weeks to reply

Media alleged that his business got money from pvt players

BJP president Nitin Gadkari-controlled companies have been given two weeks by the registrar of companies to submit financial details. Media had alleged that his business empire has received money from private players in lieu of the favours done by
Gadkari.

It is learnt that the Maharastra Income Tax department has launched probe into the matte. The Congress-led UPA would like to exploit the situation to humble the BJP on the corruption issue and bargain for a proper Parliament functioning during the winter session supposed to start mid next month.

However, the company affairs ministry is going slow owing to the cabinet reshuffle likely to take place on Sunday.

Government sources said that Veerrappa Moily, who is looking after the corporate affairs ministry as additional charge, will have to relinquish it after the reshuffle.

Ministry babus are waiting for a new minister to come to get cracking, said a government source.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh in his letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had demanded a probe by Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).

Meanwhile, speaking to media, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday said "Whatever things are coming up, you people are showing it on TV. It seems there is some substance in it (allegations)".

 Shinde, who was attending a para-military function, declined to elaborate.

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