New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday made light of the Congress' demand for Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's resignation over the alleged fixing of a bypoll in the state, saying it seeks resignations from every body.
The party said Congress was "bankrupt" of ideas and using media reports and allegations of other parties as a "springboard" to attack it. At the party briefing, BJP secretary Sidharth Nath Singh, however, refrained from replying to the charges against party leaders, saying the state unit had replied in detail to them.
Congress had sought Raman Singh's resignation after an audio tape containing telephonic talks purportedly between his son-in-law, Congress leader Ajit Jogi and his son Amit surfaced, alleging their involvement in "fixing" the bypoll to an assembly seat last year.
The BJP leader also spoke about the return of "jungle raj-2" in Bihar, alleging that a fear psychosis was being created in the state so that RJD workers keep running their shops and making money.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad was the 'super chief minister' and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar his junior, he alleged, and asked Kumar to respect the mandate given by people to him. Citing a number of cases of murder and extortion, he said it was Kumar who had received mandate but it was Prasad who had become the 'super chief minister'.
On the occasion, he also hit out at AAP, calling its almost daily press conferences as "damp squibs". Mocking Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP leader said he should take a new year resolution that he will hold such "spit and run" press conferences to target it on odd days and work for Delhi on even days.
AAP today released two letters, purportedly written by Arun Jaitley as DDCA President in 2011 to then Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta and Special Commissioner Ranjit Narayan, and alleged that he had "pressurised" them to "close" an investigation involving a cricket club of a bank. "It's a routine letter.
They claim it was intimidation. Intimidation is what Kejriwal tried to do by targeting CBI over a raid at his principal secretary's office," he said. These are "childish" allegations, he said.