The court has issued summons to Congress leader Modhwadia and former chief minister Vaghela in the corruption case.
The court has summoned him as a witness in the case of former home minister and cooperative leader Vipul Chaudhary.
Vipal Chaudhary is accused of financial irregularities in Dudh Sagar Dairy worth around Rs 800 crore.
Ahmedabad: Senior Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia and former chief minister Shankar Singh Vaghela on Tuesday said a Mehsana court has summoned them to appear as witnesses in a corruption case. This corruption case is against former Home Minister and cooperative leader Vipul Chaudhary.
The two leaders told a joint press conference that the court has summoned them to appear as witnesses in the case on October 6. He accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of misusing the law for its own benefit. He said that he will counter the efforts made by the ruling party and take out a huge rally in Mehsana.
Chaudhary was arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) last month in connection with financial irregularities in Dudh Sagar Dairy worth Rs 800 crore. According to the ACB, Chaudhary was the head of the dairy at the time of the financial irregularities.
Modhwadia alleged that the ruling party pressured the cooperative leaders to bow down or face the consequences. “Members of milk cooperative societies have the right to appoint their president, vice-chairman or director… Chaudhary was not ready to bow down to the BJP, which led to his going to jail,” he said. ” They said. He said that the cooperative belongs to the members and not the BJP and its leaders should not interfere in it otherwise they will be shown the way.
“The government pleader is helping the BJP leaders and the entire incident is politically motivated and there is no basis for any action against Chaudhary,” Vaghela said.
Chaudhary has been the President of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF). The famous Amul brand belongs to GCMMF itself. He was also the Chairman of Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited, also known as Dudh Sagar Dairy.
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First Publication: 05 October 2022, 00:04 IST