New Delhi: Zee Media aired the first Television Interview
of Pawan Bansal today, the former Minister of Railways, since
his implication in the Cash-for-Promotion saga. He said there
was a conspiracy being hatched against him since he held a
very prominent position and was trying to eradicate a lot
of ills that were plaguing the system.
In an exclusive interview with Rahul Sinha of Zee Media,
he said, "I'm not involved in any wrong doing and I am
not an accomplice in the Cash-for-Promotion case. These are
vested interests of people who are trying to malign me and
my family's image through false accusations and I'm sure that
the courts will finally be able to bring the truth out."
He shared the various dates and the file movements on the
issue to show that he was not involved in any way in the highly
publicized issue. Bansal said that had there been even an
iota of possibility of his involvement, he would not have
been there to help the prosecution. He also pointed out that
the file movement and the various conversations, said to be
made on his behalf, do not gel.
He went on to say that he was clean and that there was a
conspiracy to implicate him in the matter. He also shared
that he was shocked upon learning that his nephew was embroiled
in the act. According to him, CBI has done a thorough investigation
and the Courts will bring out the truth in the case. He also
said that some of the companies that he is being made an owner
of (105 in total) include PSUs and some companies based down
south that he doesn't even has clue of, let aside question
He further clarified that he does not think there was an
internal conspiracy within the Congress party against him
and he believed the party's leadership will also understand
that he has done no wrong. He was just hurt by the way the
whole issue panned out and the media reports that accused
him of the wrongdoing and pronounced a sentence against him.
Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor, Zee Media said on the occasion,
"We have always striven to bring out the truth in all
cases of public importance and have given everyone the right
to defend themselves. With this interview as well we are trying
to give opportunity to the accused to provide his side of
the story; it is up to the viewers to make a decision for
themselves on the issue."