New Delhi: Taking potshots at its
political competitors in the Uttar Pradesh elections, BJP
on Wednesday said the Congress, SP and BSP are "cousins" of each
other when it comes to corruption.
Reacting to comments made by Congress President Sonia
Gandhi at a rally in Uttar Pradesh today that BJP, SP and BSP
were part of the same flock, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi
said it is a case of the kettle calling the pot black.
Joshi maintained that it was the Congress which was in
fact hand in glove with BSP and SP.
"Whenever an issue has erupted in Parliament,
sometimes the SP and sometimes the BSP comes to the rescue of
the government. All of them are cousins. Congress is the elder
brother and these two are younger. I am not saying they are
siblings," Joshi said.
He pointed out that during crucial Bills, including
the Lokpal Bill, the two parties had helped the Congress.
He alleged that Congress, SP and BSP are one on the
issue of corruption.