Allegations against Rajnath's son 'baseless': Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Wednesday termed the allegations against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj as 'baseless'.
Speaking at a press conference, Yadav said that he has known Rajnath Singh for the past 40 years, and added that the current Home Minister is a man with a clean image.
The Union Home Minister earlier in the day denied reports about him and his family seeking political favours and said that he will quit politics if these allegations are found to be true.
"For the last fifteen to twenty days, there have been a lot of baseless rumours circulating. I thought I should not bother with it because rumours have no basis and they will die soon, but I have seen that the rumours are just growing. I want to assure the nation that the day any charges are proved against me or any member of my family, I will quit politics that day and sit at home," Singh said.
"I have even talked to the Prime Minister, who too has expressed his incredulity at my predicament," he added.
Rajnath is upset after reports in the media claimed that the BJP reportedly overlooked Pankaj, who was seen as a frontrunner for the Noida seat in the Uttar Pradesh bye-polls. There was also a report that the latter had approached the party leadership to guarantee him a seat to contest in 2017 assembly elections.
(Posted on 28-08-2014)