Cong to pay back BJP in its own coin

Ruling party indicates probe on BJP leaders

A day after the BJP raised its pitch on corruption and brought the Congress president Sonia Gandhi herself on its line of fire, the ruling party retorted back, indicating that it too was bracing for a more intense confrontation with the principal opposition party ahead of the budget session of the Parliament.

“Does the BJP want that the allegations leveled against its top leaders by people who were around them in the past should also be investigated into?” wondered the Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi. “It is high time that the BJP mended its ways and desisted from stooping so low just to gain political mileage,” he added.

He, however, declined to single out any particular BJP leader. Nor did he elaborate the nature of allegations that had been leveled against them in the past.
Sources in the Congress, however, said that the ruling party, if provoked, could even target the BJP veteran L K Advani in its retaliatory offensive.

“Nobody knows who will stand where if this trend of raising fingers on top leadership of political parties by linking distant relations goes on,” said Dwivedi. The Congress insisted that the accusations against Rajiv Gandhi in connection with the alleged scam in had already been proved baseless in the courts of law.

Tiwari said that the saffron party was actually getting nervous as the Sangh Parivar’s role in fomenting terror had got exposed after Swami Aseemanand’s confessions about involvement of people linked with the RSS with various terror blasts.

“Their nervousness will just grow as the investigations into the Sangh Parivar’s links with the terrorists and radical elements would proceed,” said Tiwari.

Tiwari slams Gadkari

The Congress on Monday criticised the BJP for keeping mum on its president Nitin Gadkari’s statement defending Karnakata Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and terming his role in the alleged land scam in the state as “immoral, but not illegal. “Even if we accept what he (Gadkari) had said about the Karnataka chief minister, does not the BJP’s inaction on him prove that the party had sacrificed morality for its political gains?” wondered party spokesman Manish Tiwari.

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