BJP again backs Gadkari

November 15, 2012 - 7:15:02 am

New Delhi: Seeking to scotch speculations about BJP chief Nitin Gadkari not getting a clean chit from the party over financial dealings of a company he is linked to, RSS acolyte and financial analyst S Gurumurthy and the BJP yesterday reiterated that there was no moral or legal wrongdoing by him.

Gurumurthy, a chartered accountant considered close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, wrote a letter to Gadkari that he wished to formally place on record his views - earlier expressed at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) core committee meeting here on November 6 - which had led the party to give a virtual clean chit to its beleagured chief. Gadkari is facing a probe over allegations about financial transactions of companies that invested in the Purti Group he heads.

Gurumurthy said he found no wrongdoing by Gadkari in documents related to Purti and accused the media of giving political colour to the issue following some of his tweets.

“At the meeting of the core committee, on my investigation of the Purti documents, I had clearly said that you had not done any wrongdoing morally or legally,” Gurumurthy wrote in the letter released by the BJP yesterday.

“I reiterate that on my investigation, I have found and written in my columns in the New Indian Express that there is no wrongdoing by you morally or legally in the Purti matter,” the letter added. Gurumurthy, who is also a corporate advisor and columnist, said he had “professionally examined the Purti papers” and expressed his professional views.