Ahmedabad: Congress on Monday alleged BJP
leader L K Advani had shared stage with a bootlegger during
his Jan Chetna Yatra in Daman and had also stayed in a hotel
of another bootlegger.
Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Arjun
Modhvadia today alleged, "prime minister in waiting Advaniji
had shared stage with a bootlegger Suresh Patel in Daman
during his Jan Chetna Yatra and had stayed in hotel Sea Rock
owned by Jayshreben who is wife of another bootlegger Harshad
Adavani was in union territory of Daman on Saturday
evening where he had addressed a rally and had stayed their
overnight before his yatra entered Gujarat on Sunday.
Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil said, "There
were 28 cases pending against Suresh Patel and he was detained
thrice under Prevention of Anti-Social Activities (PASA) Act".
"What kind of awareness Advani was trying to create by
sharing the dais with bootlegger, when his yatra is for Jan
Chetna," Gohil said.
"There are also number of cases against another
bootlegger Harshadbhai in whose hotel Advani spent the night. The hotel has also been charged with violation of CRZ rules," he alleged.
However, BJP has refuted the charges by saying that
this is all humbug. "All these charges are humbug. We would
not like to comment on these things," BJP media convener of
Gujarat Jagdish Bhavsar said.