Cash-for-vote scam: Congress ridicules Jethmalani's U-turn

“We have nothing to do with it. We were secure. We had no such insecurity. It will have to be looked into as to who had the insecurity. We decided to take the challenge of vote of confidence. We were not going to start cash for vote in the midst of the process after all,” party spokesperson Renuka Chaudhary told reporters, when asked about the U-turn taken by the senior lawyer on Monday after he had alleged on September 12 that the money produced in Lok Sabha was likely from the BJP.

She ridiculed Jethmalani's submission in the court and said, “accusations are going on like a TV serial. Wait for three more days. Something else will come out.”

She also attacked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for refusing to wear a skull cap offered by a Muslim cleric during his Sadbhavana fast on Sunday.

“This (skull cap episode) shows his true colours,” she said, adding “whom is he (Modi) fasting for when the victims of 2002 communal violence were arrested, when they tried to reach the venue of fast.”

Taking a potshot at Modi, she said: “It seems to be a weight loss programme, which I should take up as soon as possible.”

Asked if the Congress is expecting a tough fight for the post of prime minister between Modi and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, she said: “There is no comparison. It is ridiculous to even think of that.”

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