BJP RS nom­i­nee Vats holds of­fice of profit, claims Karan Dalal

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Punjab & Haryana - Press Trust of In­dia let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

CHANDIGARH: The Congress on Tues­day al­leged that Lt Gen­eral DP Vats (retd), the BJP can­di­date for the Ra­jya Sabha seat in Haryana, had concealed in his nom­i­na­tion pa­pers that he was hold­ing an of­fice of profit, a charge de­nied by Vats.

At a press con­fer­ence on the side­lines of the on­go­ing bud­get ses­sion of the state as­sem­bly here, se­nior Congress leader Karan Singh Dalal said he had filed a com­plaint with the re­turn­ing of­fi­cer, de­mand­ing nom­i­na­tion pa­pers of Vats be re­jected.

“Vats is presently hold­ing the post of chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and chief ad­viser at the Ma­haraja Agrasen In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search and Ed­u­ca­tion at Agroha in Hisar, which is an of­fice of profit, but he did not dis­close this fact in his nom­i­na­tion pa­pers,” Dalal al­leged.

Vats, 65, how­ever, said he had re­signed from the post of the pri­vate in­sti­tu­tion be­fore he filed his nom­i­na­tion pa­pers.

“I do not know how the of­fice of profit charge is be­ing lev­elled,” Vats said.

■ Congress leader Karan Dalal

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