New Delhi: In the wake of allegations against BJP president Nitin Gadkari for using shell companies to fund his business and receiving investments from contractors, Union Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily has said that funding in BJP chief’s companies would be probed.

Moily said, "We have not ordered anything. It is all coming in the newspapers. Since it has come in public domain, we told our ministry to make some discreet inquiry to find out what exactly is the matter. Are there any violations of Companies Act."

When asked by reporters whether the business dealings of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will also be scrutinised, he said the two issues were separate and there was no link between them.

Gadkari is under attack with more questions being raised on the source of funds for his firm- Purti Power and Sugar Ltd.

An investigation has revealed that the BJP chief currently holds 80 percent shares in Purti group.

According to reports, out of five directors of the Purti group, Gadkari’s driver Manohar Panse and his accountant’s names have figured. Between 2009 and 2011, Panse was a director in six other companies.

At least 19 companies of this group have registered the same email id with the Registrar of Companies.

Earlier, activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal had targeted Congress and BJP saying that both the parties have a nexus over the issue of corruption and they do not want to expose the scams of one another.


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