Haryana Finance Minister Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu on Thursday dismissed as "false, baseless and mischievous" allegations leveled by Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal on lack of transparency in dealing with complaints and the court cases against two of the three allotees of stone mines in Bhiwani district which were auctioned in 2013.
"The reason behind such false, baseless and mischievous allegations is the Congress party's frustration stemming from its defeat in the last assembly polls, their shrinking base and the resultant nervousness which is palpable in the wake of the submission of the Justice Dhingra Commission report," he said here.
Sindhu described the allegations, levelled by Dalal earlier in the day, as a "ridiculous attempt to divert public attention in his characteristic shoot-and-scoot style in retaliation to the privilege motion admitted against him by the Assembly recently".
"He has simply tried to divert the attention of the people from the cases being faced by Congress leaders. This has been inspired by vested interests and political vendetta," he alleged.
Dalal had alleged lack of transparency in dealing with complaints and the court cases against two of the three allottees of stone mines in Bhiwani district which were auctioned three years ago.
The Congress MLA had also said he would submit a memorandum to the Governor seeking a CBI probe into the "mining scam" in Haryana.
Also, reacting to allegations leveled by Dalal earlier in the day regarding HSIIDC "trying to delay" the operations at Khanak stone mine, an official release, quoting an HSIIDC spokesperson, said, "M/s KIOCL Rungta projects ltd, the L1 bidder, had unilaterally conveyed its non-acceptance of the letter of award on 15.06.2016, which was made in line with the court orders and HSIIDC did not raise any technical grounds.
HSIIDC has even invoked their bank guarantee on 23.06.2016."