Bhopal: Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Saturday again chose to target Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, this time over her choice of party and said that before joining the BJP she approached the Congress Party for membership.
Irani is caught in a number of controversies over her statements in Parliament this week.
The AICC general secretary alleged that she was in touch with several senior AICC leaders at that time. He, however, did not reveal any further details.
"I have confirmed information that she came to Congress party leaders because she wanted to join the organisation. She cannot deny it.
We are surprised that the woman who used to demand Narendra Modi's resignation from chief minister's post after Gujarat riots is today such a devotee of the Prime Minister that she says anything and gets away with it," TOI quoted Singh as saying.
Singh was in Bhopal on Saturday to appear before a local court after he was served an arrest warrant in a recruitment case.
"The HRD minister on 25 Dec 2002 had vowed to a hunger protest on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday because she wanted action taken against Narendra Modi. Today, she is teaching us religion and patriotism. We want to know if she is the HRD minister or minister for religious endowments," he was quoted as saying.
Earlier, the Congress leader had also targeted Smriti Irani over her educational qualification saying that "We have an HRD minister whose educational qualifications changes with every election nomination affidavit. The Prime Minister tweeted Satyamev Jayate after Smriti Irani's speech in Parliament. May we now please have the Satyamev Jayate about her educational qualifications?"