CPI accuses BJP of pursuing double standard on corruption

Accusing BJP of adopting double standards on corruption, CPI said the saffron party becomes "ferocious" when it comes to 2G or CWG scam, but prefers being silent on the "Yeddyurappa issue".

Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 18:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Accusing BJP of adopting double
standards on corruption, CPI today said the saffron party
becomes "ferocious" when it comes to 2G or CWG scam, but
prefers being silent on the "Yeddyurappa issue".

"It is a known fact that BJP pursues a double standard
in its fight against corruption. Though BJP is raising
corruption issues, it takes a different stand on the
Yeddyurappa issue," CPI leader D Raja told reporters outside
Parliament.

He said, "When it comes to spectrum scam or CWG scam, BJP
becomes very ferocious. But when it comes to Karnataka, it
keeps quite. BJP is pursuing a double standard in fighting
against corruption," he said.

On the Wikileaks reports, Raja said, "As far as Left is
concerned, we have made it clear that it is an expose about
American interference in our domestic affairs and how
government is succumbing to the pressure of the US."

Admitting the role of money power in elections as has
been revealed in Wikileaks, Raja said, "Money power is playing
an adverse role in elections."

Fresh Wikileaks cables have revealed that US Ambassadors
here had told the State department that Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh was "isolated" in his government on talks with
Pakistan and that there was a pro-US tilt in Mani Shankar
Aiyar`s removal as Petroleum Minister in 2006.

PTI