PM Modi should resign if he can’t ask four ministers to step down: Congress

Hitting hard at the Prime Minister over his "continued silence" over the raging controversy, Congress spokesperson said, "four women have turned speechless the most frank and outspoken man".

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2015 8:15 pm
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Congress on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should step down if he was finding himself “helpless” in securing resignations of four women ministers who are under attack for alleged wrongdoing.

“If the Prime Minister is helpless in securing the resignations, he should tell people about his failure to ensure zero tolerance to corruption and offer his resignation,” party spokesman Raj Babbar told reporters.

Hitting hard at the Prime Minister over his “continued silence” over the raging controversy, he said, “four women have turned speechless the most frank and outspoken man”.

The four Ministers being targeted by the Congress are Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Maharshtra Minister Pankaja Munde.

He wondered if the Prime Minister had the moral right to continue in office when he could not ensure his commitment to people that he will not resort to any corruption, nor allow anyone to do so.

“Will a guard be allowed to continue in his post if a theft occurs at the place he is guarding. If the guard does not resign, he will be removed,” Babbar said.

Attacking the ruling party for failing to take action against the four leaders, he said BJP has made a “mockery” of the issue of women’s empowerment

Taking a veiled dig at the BJP and the Modi dispensation, Babbar, who was also an actor, cited the example of a Hindi film ‘Besharam’ (shameless). He said that despite a good starcast, the film bombed at the box office.

Babbar also took a jibe at the RSS, saying the outfit which projects itself as comprising patriots and honest people, was silent on the issue.

The Congress leader said that while the first year of the Modi government was marked by communal statements by several BJP leaders including Union ministers, the second year has started with surfacing of scams and scandals.

Earlier in the day, another party spokesman Ajoy Kumar accused the Prime Minister of following “Raje dharma” and “not rajya dharma” by shielding Raje and Swaraj.

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  1. M
    Nov 14, 2016 at 10:21 am
    Narender modi should regin from the post of Prime Minister due to death of persons who was standing at the ATM for a long time i am not Congree person or any other party i have pain of the middle cl persons
    1. B
      Jun 27, 2015 at 7:13 pm
      Congress can not stand up to one woman, leave alone four!!!
      1. K
        Jun 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm
        Godhra kand was the grroot of gujrat riots to happen.
        1. K
          Jun 29, 2015 at 4:35 pm
          So u say modi sir announced international yoga day to benefit China.... Hahaha funny
          1. K
            Jun 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm
            Who is congress party to tell our PM to quit or not??? Congress party should be banned ... We INDIAN CITIZENS have given the majority to our PM in last election... It was the majority I.e. 73% potion decision that modi should be the PM. And congress should respect voters decision.
            1. V
              Vijay, Florida
              Jun 28, 2015 at 12:23 am
              If Congress Prime Ministers and other Cabinet Ministers had to resign every time one of their colleagues were involved in corruption, then they would have had to resign at least a 1000 times in 5 years. i think Mr. Babbar should stick himself to acting, and not try to be a champion of a discredited Congress, like a "Besharam".
            2. N
              Jun 27, 2015 at 10:16 pm
              Backing a fugitive is a nationalist view.Good very good.
              1. N
                Jun 27, 2015 at 9:31 pm
                He didn't resigne when thousands and thousands died in 2002 in Gujrat.What are you talking about
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