New Delhi: Hitting back at senior Congress
leader Pranab Mukherjee for accusing it of supporting Anna
Hazare and Ramdev, BJP on Sunday asked the Union minister not to
shift anger on the main opposition and the RSS.
"He (Pranab) must be angry because of the stabbing he
received from his own party for going to the airport. But
don`t shift the anger on BJP and RSS," BJP spokesperson Ravi
Shankar Prasad said here.
He said the Finance Minister "should take some action
(against corruption), but he will never do it because he very
well knows his own people would be troubled."
On Mukherjee`s remark that the BJP was supporting social
activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev to gain support
after its debacle in the recent Assembly polls in five states,
he said BJP was ruling over 36 per cent of the country`s area.
"BJP rules in 36 per cent of the country, and Congress
only in 31 per cent. We rule in nine states," Prasad said,
reacting to Mukherjee`s statement in Kolkata earlier in the
day that BJP could win only five seats in the recent Assembly
Out of the total 824 Assembly seats in four states and a
Union Territory which went to polls, the BJP had contested 411
and won only 5, whereas the Congress contested 354 and won
171. The allies of the Congress won 243 seats.
Taking a pot shot at the senior Congress leader, Prasad
said, "How Congress lost in Bihar is well known. In West
Bengal its Mamata`s victory not Pranab Babu`s victory”.
"Pranab Babu, don`t speak a language of desperation. Given
that you are a seasoned politician, understand the mood of
anger and distress among people on the issue of corruption."