Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today demanded the resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the Panama Papers issue, citing the case of Nawaz Sharif who quit as Pakistani prime minister.
Gandhi alleged, “Sharif resigned after his and his family’s name figured in the Panama Papers scandal but Chief Minister Raman Singh’s family is also facing allegations in the Panama Papers issue and he has not yet resigned.”
“It is because he belongs to the RSS and the BJP and they can indulge in corruption,” he said wryly.
Last year, the Congress had alleged Singh’s son Abhishek held offshore assets as per the Panama Papers leak.
Panama Papers are leaked documents of about 1.15 crore files containing details of about 2.15 lakh bank accounts.
Both the chief minister and his son, the Lok Sabha MP from Rajnandgaon, had rubbished the allegations. The chief minister had described the charges as “baseless and unfounded”.
Gandhi, on a