New Delhi: Congress on Thursday likened BJP to a
"supermarket of corruption, pornography and mis-governance", a
remark which drew a strong reaction from the opposition party,
which suggested that those living in glass houses should not
throw stones on others.
"The entire spectrum of immorality and corruption can be
found under one roof of BJP`s supermarket...If you want to go
shopping for corruption, pornography, spectacle of loss of
lives and properties and mis-governance, BJP is the single
window supermarket of corruption," Congress spokesperson
Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.
Reacting sharply to Singhvi`s remarks BJP spokesperson
Nirmala Seetharaman said,"The Congress party need not hurry to
jump at the opposition party when their house is in such a
mess. I think Congress party has a lot to answer much before
they even have a quick fire round of the country," she added.
At the AICC briefing, Singhvi referred to alleged "litany
of corruption charges" in BJP-ruled states like the land
allotment scam in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and
Uttarakhand as well as the recent porn gate controversy
surrounding the three BJP ministers in Karnataka and its
inducting the tainted former BSP minister Babulal Kushwaha.
Attacking Singhvi, Seetharaman said "A very senior member
of the Congress, eminent lawyer, and jurist does not have to spend
an entire Press Conference speaking the language he spoke."
Seetharaman raised issues like the 2G Spectrum, land
allotment controversy in Congress ruled Maharashtra and
indictment of a Delhi government minister by Lokayukta to
turn the table on Congress on the issue of corruption.
"If they indeed had any respect for getting the truth out
on any of these things, they would have subjected the Union
Home Minister to some kind of a questioning rather than
stonewalling it there,"she said.