RTI Activist alleges Defence Minister lied in RS Nomination Affidavit
Goa RTI activist Advocate Aires Rodrigues has today accused Defence Minister of India Manohar Parrikar of having filed a false Affidavit on 10th of November with his nomination papers for the elections to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.
Rodrigues has stated that it was an irony that the First law officer of Goa Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni was also along with former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at Lucknow when the false Affidavit was filed.
Pointing out that Manohar Parrikar had falsely stated on oath that he was a resident of House No 157, Opposite Pharmacy College at Panaji, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that Manohar Parrikar has never ever resided at that address.
Adv. Rodrigues has stated that the said House No 157 which is virtually a shanty is owned by a Naik family and that as per the records of the Corporation of City of Panaji is in the name of Satyabama Naik.
Stating that Manohar Parrikar for the last two and a half years was residing at his plush penthouse apartment at Dona Paula which he had acquired after becoming Chief Minister in March 2012, Adv. Rodrigues has questioned the ulterior motives of Manohar Parrikar in blatantly violating the law by filing a false and misleading affidavit.
Further accusing Manohar Parrikar of also fudging facts and figures while declaring his assets and liabilities in the said affidavit, Adv. Rodrigues has alleged that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has concealed his known assets which he may have partly possibly transferred in the name of his kith and kin.
Questioning the Rs 1.5 crore Personal loan given to Manohar Parrikar by a Panaji based builder KKN Sukerkar, Adv. Rodrigues has stated that it needs to be probed whether it was in return for the favours shown by the former Chief Minister to the builder in his construction projects.
Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that a comparative examination of the affidavit filed by Manohar Parrikar on 13th February 2012 at the Assembly elections and the one filed on 10th of this month at Lucknow leave a lot of glaring questionable discrepancies which Manohar Parrikar would have to explain.
Stating that filing of false affidavit is a serious offence which could not be condoned, Adv. Rodrigues has expressed dismay that the former Chief Minister of Goa who is now India’s Defence Minister had set a very bad and disturbing precedent by himself breaching the law.
Rodrigues has also stated that an election petition would be filed at Lucknow seeking the disqualification of Manohar Parrikar from the Rajya Sabha for having filed a false and misleading affidavit.
Adv Rodrigues has expressed the hope that the people of India would now come to know the real Manohar Parrikar and his true colours whom the BJP has tried to wrongly project as Mr. Clean and a person of impeccable integrity who has not made money in Politics.