The BJP demanded action against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in connection with the CWG and 2G scams, saying they were “the director and producer of this corruption movie”.
“Manmohan Singh says he does not know anything, Sonia Gandhi also has the same answer… Those who do corruption should be punished along with those who help and oversee it. Sonia and Singh are producer and director of this corruption movie,” BJP president Nitin Gadkari said in reference to the CWG and 2G scams.
“Why is only Suresh Kalmadi being hit by slippers? The Delhi government under Sheila Dikshit was also involved in the CWG scam. It were the Cabinet Committee, Finance Ministry and the PMO which cleared the files. Action should be taken against them,” he said, addressing a rally in Agra.No action was taken by the Prime Minister against former Telecom Minister A Raja when he was allocating 2G spectrum to some favoured firms, he alleged.With an eye on next year’s Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Gadkari said the BJP has renewed its demand for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
He said after the Allahabad High Court’s order last year, it was proven that the site of the Babri Masjid is Lord Ram’s birth place and a temple must be built there.
The party president ruled out any post-poll alliance with BSP, saying BJP does not want to repeat “earlier mistakes”.
Also ruling out an alliance with the RLD, he said the party will be happy to sit in the Opposition benches if it does not get the mandate to form the government.
On Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s demand for a dalit to be included in the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, Gadkari asked, “How many dalits got employment in Mayawati’s rule? How many dalits died of malnutrition and hunger under her regime? She needs to answer this.” Agencies