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