Amritsar: Former Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh on Monday hit back at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley for questioning Congress giving tickets to some leaders against whom there are criminal allegations.
In a statement here, Singh retorted, "If you (BJP) can project a tainted leader like Narendra Modi, who presided over the massacre of hundreds of innocent people in Gujarat, as prime ministerial candidate, what moral right do you have to question Congress for fielding people like Pawan Kumar Bansal or Ashok Chavan".
Singh also challenged BJP`s claim that Modi had got a clean chit in post-Godhra riots case.
"Modi has been acquitted of the charges for lack of evidence which does not prove that he is innocent," he said adding, not proved guilty does not necessarily mean "not guilty".
About the case pending against him in a Ludhiana court, to which Jaitley had referred, Singh clarified it was a clear case of political vendetta unleashed by his allies on him and his party workers.