Congress dismisses role in sting,says BJP infighting behind conspiracy

Cong spokesperson demanded Narendra Modi resign as Gujarat CM for alleged cover-up.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 8, 2014 3:05 pm

Rejecting allegation of any conspiracy by it,Congress on Wednesday asked BJP to look within to find out who was behind the sting operation that allegedly caught Prakash Javadekar discussing ways to ‘manipulate’ the complainant in Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.

“Some people are alleging that there is a Congress conspiracy behind the CD and 10 Janpath (Sonia Gandhi’s official residence) is behind it. We have no hand in this. Congress can never resort to such cheap tactics. BJP should search within to find out who planned all this. Leaders of BJP keep fighting among themselves. There is fierce internal fight among them. Instead of blaming us,they should look within. There are many senior leaders in that party. They should see whether the conspiracy was planned there,” party spokesperson Meem Afzal told reporters at New Delhi.

The journalist,who carried out the sting,had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court accusing Javadekar and another party MP Bhupendra Singh Yadav of “conspiring” to impede trial in the case.

The AICC had held a special press conference on Tuesday to show the CD to journalists and demanded the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the episode as the main accused in the Prajapati case,Amit Shah,is his close aide.

Javadekar has,however,dismissed the content of sting operation and said that the ruling Congress has been reduced to doing politics over a “ridiculous and distorted” CD.

Latching on the CD content and a letter by suspended IPS office D G Vanzara slamming Modi,the Congress spokesperson said that the “Gujarat government is in the dock” and that Modi should step down. “Should he not resign on such a serious issue?” he questioned.

Quoting some portions from Vanzara’s letter,Afzal said that they prove that Gujarat government was “doing politics over encounters” and trying to take “political mileage”.

Afzal also said that he was not endorsing Vanzara and Congress has nothing to do with him,when asked why his party was giving so much importance to the cop whom they had earlier criticised.

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