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UPA allies of Koda shared profits of crime: Jaitley

November 29, 2009 20:59 IST

All the allies of the United Progressive Alliance, which supported the erstwhile Madhu Koda government in Jharkhand had shared the "profits of crime" which surfaced after the unearthing of the money laundering scam, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.

"Corruption can't be by only one individual though he (Koda) was the centre of it. The UPA allies supported his government. Therefore the possibility of distribution of "profits of crime" among them cannot be ruled out," Jaitley told a news conference here.

Commenting on the findings of the Income Tax department raids on various premises, including those of Koda, Jaitley alleged that there was an attempt to slow down investigations and expressed surprise over the case not being handed over to a state investigating agency or to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

He asked the UPA to use its 'much-hyped' Right To Information Act and make public the names in the diary found during the raids.

"Instability helps people like Koda to entrench through corruption and then bargain for their political support," Jaitley said.

Koda is still supporting the UPA and there is a debate in the Congress whether to take his support or not, he said.
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