National Herald case: BJP mocks Congress ‘drama’, says party ‘fighting for corruption’

Naqvi said the National Herald matter was totally about Congress and Gandhis were summoned by court and not BJP headquarters.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: December 20, 2015 1:54 pm
sonia gandhi, rahul gandhi, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, sonia national herald case, national herald case, india news, rajya sabha news File photo of Mukhtar-Abbas-Naqvi

 

Following Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s bail in the National Herald case, BJP hit out at the Congress leadership for attacking the Centre on the issue, accusing the party of “fighting for corruption in a shameful manner” by doing “drama on the road”.

Referring to developments in Patiala House court Saturday, where Sonia and Rahul appeared, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the “nation witnessed the Congress leadership’ s revolutionary conduct in support of corruption”. “We do not want to comment on what happened inside the court but we would like to talk about the comments made and drama witnessed outside. There has always been fight against corruption. This is the first time in the country’s history that we are seeing a fight for corruption, that too in a very shameful manner,” he said at a news meet.

“The nation today saw their revolutionary conduct in support of corruption. It seemed that they were not accused in a case of corruption but were great freedom fighters who have hit the road. Those who are dishonest are now being presented as people who have made sacrifices,” he added.

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Countering Sonia’s accusation outside the court that the government was “targeting” them, he said the “National Herald matter was about Congress and Gandhis were summoned by the court and not the BJP headquarters”.

“They are doing politics over a matter that is in court,” he said, going on to criticise Congress for stalling Parliament over the case.

Taking a dig at Sonia for her remark that “I will not be scared”, he said, “the Opposition party has no reason to be scared and should not scare the country as well”. He also mocked Rahul Gandhi for his attack on PM Narendra Modi. “Some people find it difficult to digest their food if they do not attack PM Modi for every thing.”

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