The BJP on Monday poured ridicule on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and prime minister Manmohan Singh for the massive corruption in the country and named senior ministers in the Central UPA government as willing collaborators in the 2G spectrum scam.
Gleefully embellishing what was originally a joke doing the rounds in the mobile phone test-messaging circuit in the wake of arrests of high-profile politicians in the 2G Spectrum scam, senior BJP leader and party national general secretary Ananth Kumar described the UPA government’s rambling post-scam responses and silences as a “colourful film on corruption” in which prominent figures of the ruling coalition took parts.
“You have watched the film Ek Duje Ke Liye. But now there is a new film by the UPA — ‘Ek 2G Ke Liye’. In the place of actors Kamal Hassan and Rati Agnihotri in the earlier film, it is A. Raja and Kanimozhi in the current one. Manmohan Singh is its producer and Sonia Gandhi is its director. P. Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal are the music directors. It is a very colourful film on corruption. Digvijay Singh plays the table in it,” said Kumar, a former Union minister, at a rally organised by the BJP’s Bihar unit at Patna’s Shri Krishna Memorial Hall. Mr Kumar, who is the in-charge of the BJP’s Bihar affairs, dubbed Mrs Gandhi as the “inspiring source” of corruption in the country and Dr Singh as the phenomenon’s “patron”.
“Chidambaram and other members in the Union cabinet are partners,” he said, upping the ante on the home minister and asking him to clarify before the Supreme Court and the CAG why he allowed the 2G Spectrum allotments when he was finance minister.
The rally, christened “Shankhanad Samaroh” was the sixth one the BJP organised in Bihar in two days as part of its ongoing campaign against the Central UPA government on the issues of corruption, black money and price rise. Asian Age