The BJP Friday deployed Union minister Prakash Javadekar to keep the heat on the Congress over the alleged ‘murky deals’ of Young India, alleging that the party was trying to run away from inconvenient questions involving the company in which Sonia Gandhi and Rahul have majority stakes.
Javadekar said Congress’s attempts to “revive” the Lalit Modi issue on Friday was a “diversionary tactic”.
“When Jaitley and Swaraj gave their replies, they had no answers. Congress was completely exposed. It is an old and stale issue. Congress is just using a diversionary tactic and running away from inconvenient questions (about Young India),” he said.
The minister said then Congress-led UPA government did not do enough to bring the formal IPL chief back to India.
Javadekar alleged that Young India “took a loan from a firm involved in black money deals” and questioned the manner of its acquisition of Associated Journals, which owns expensive real estate in many cities.