BJP accuses Congress of escalating snooping row

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Sunday accused the Congress Party of stooping to dirty politics by escalating the snooping row because they are failing to match the popularity of the party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

ANI| Updated: Nov 24, 2013, 23:54 PM IST

Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Sunday accused the Congress Party of stooping to dirty politics by escalating the snooping row because they are failing to match the popularity of the party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said that the girl and her father had not lodged any complaint.

"The family and father of that woman have said that we don`t have any complaint, that woman has said she has no complaint. The Congress party and all its ministers are doing a chorus on this baseless issue, which is a state issue because they don`t have any answer to Modi`s rising popularity," he told media here today.

Earlier on Saturday, suspended Gujarat IAS officer Pradeep Sharma pleaded with the Supreme Court to order a CBI probe against the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the snooping controversy, saying it was done illegally.

In an alleged taped conversation between former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah and Gujarat police officer GL Singhal aired by news portals Cobrapost and Gulail, Shah was instructing Singhal to closely monitor the movements of the woman referred to in the report as "Madhuri", which is not her real name.

Shah, who is currently heading the BJP election campaign in Uttar Pradesh, is alleged to have misused his powers and the state police machinery for the illegal surveillance of a young woman in August 2009 at the behest of his "saheb."