BJP hits back at Rahul after he attacks Advani

Last Updated: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 19:52

New Delhi: Stung by Congress general
secretary Rahul Gandhi`s criticism of its senior leaders LK
Advani and Narendra Modi on the issue of corruption, BJP on Monday hit back saying he cannot see corruption at the Centre and has
accepted defeat in Uttar Pradesh before the polls.

"Neither the BJP nor corruption in Congress
governments are visible to Rahul Gandhi. Those who are
involved only with themselves and their family cannot see
others. Rahul Gandhi always says `I` will change this, `my`
party, `my` family. He is busy praising himself," BJP
spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

Earlier, at a press interaction in Varanasi, Gandhi
had hit out at the BJP on the issue of corruption and the
Lokpal Bill.

The Congress leader said there is corruption in BJP
governments in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Punjab while Advani is taking out
yatras across various states.

In reply to a question, Gandhi also said that when he
proposed that the Lokpal be given Constitutional status, the
opposition laughed at it. Gandhi attacked Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi too, saying he had not allowed a
Lokayukta to be appointed in his state.

Taking on Gandhi, the BJP said he has accepted defeat
in UP even before the polls are over.

"Rahul has accepted that his party is fighting the
polls to make Congress stand on its feet. In Delhi, the
Congress government stands on the feet of BSP and SP. Today`s
statement by Rahul belies all earlier claims by the Congress
that it has been revived since the 2009 General elections.
Congress is still on its crutches in UP," Hussain said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 19:52

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