New Delhi: BJP on Thursday hit out at Congress and the government on Batla House encounter, alleging that they were engaged in double speak on the issue with Home Minister P Chidambaram maintaining it was genuine while party leader Digvijay Singh insisting it was fake.
"If Chidambaram as Home Minister says the Batla House
encounter was genuine then how did Digvijay Singh term it fake
in the presence of Rahul Gandhi in Azamgarh yesterday?" BJP
Chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad asked.
He sought to know whom the people should believe on
this issue in such a scenario.
"Will Sonia Gandhi and Rahul open their mouth and
clarify the issue or will they continue to play votebank
politics over it. The Congress is even courting the terrorists
and their families in their bid to do so," Prasad alleged.
The opposition party said that this double speak on the
part of the Congress and the government was unacceptable and
"If Digvijay Singh has sought to play with national
security, then Sonia Gandhi should ask him to resign
immediately from the post of Congress General Secretary or
else he should be sacked," Prasad said.
Taking digs, Prasad said Singh is no ordinary person
and, hence, his comments should be clarified. "Digvijay Singh
is the Man Friday of Rahul Gandhi and a General Secretary of
the Congress," Prasad said.