New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that Rahul Gandhi was bound by law to report "explosive" information, as claimed by the Congress vice president, to either police or court about Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he has them.
"He (Rahul Gandhi) is bound by the law, criminal procedure code, to report it to police station or to a court of law and not to doing so carries a punishment of three years," he told reporters outside Parliament, as per PTI.
Gandhi had yesterday alleged he had detailed information on "personal corruption" by the Prime Minister which he wants to present in Lok Sabha but he was not being allowed to speak in the House.
"The Prime Minister is personally terrified of me being allowed to open my mouth inside Lok Sabha because I have information about the PM that is going to explode his balloon. And I am not being allowed to speak in the House," the Congress leader had said.
On a query on disruption of Houses since the Winter Session began on November 16, Swamy said, "The government should ask the Speaker to bring the marshal in and throw out everybody who disrupts the house after a day or two."
BJP slams Rahul
Yesterday, top ministers in the government had dismissed Rahul's allegation as "false and baseless", insisting that there could not be a bigger "lie" than it.
Senior Ministers including Manohar Parrikar, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar had called the charge a result of his "desperation and frustration" and had demanded an apology.
"Rahul Gandhi tells lies. He speaks baseless. Come to Parliament, discuss and also listen to our reply. He is the same person who kept quiet during the 10 years when the country, under Manmohan Singh government, was being looted," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said.
Prasad had added that Gandhi had become "restless" because of the steps taken by the government against black money and corruption.
"Because of restlessness he (Rahul) is speaking such things," the Law Minister had said.
On the other hand, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kumar had said that the Congress VP had been "exposed".
"Had he (Gandhi) got any information, he would have said it by now. It is a baseless allegation. He is saying this out of frustration. Today they are saying they are not being allowed to speak. It is wrong because every day Congress members are coming to the well of the House. Now they are trying to spread rumour and baseless allegations," Kumar had said.
Rejecting Gandhi's claim that he was not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Parrikar had said that the question as to who had stalled Parliament should be put to him.
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, Javadekar had said that only Congress and not the government would be exposed when Gandhi spoke.
There cannot be a bigger "lie" than this, the Union Environment Minister had said.
Another Union minister Kiren Rijiju had called Gandhi's charge the "biggest joke" of the year.
"Everybody feels that it is the biggest joke of the year that Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi is scared of his oratory skill. If he speaks there will be an earthquake or the balloon will burst. I don't think anyone takes the comments he makes seriously. Congress itself is very scared when Rahul Gandhi speaks as the party has to defend his words. That's the level of threat he poses to his own party," Rijiju had said.
(With PTI inputs)