New Delhi: Congress on Monday took a dig at the
BJP for raising the issue of "misuse" of CBI in both Houses of
Parliament saying the opposition party was suffering from
"The issue of CBI misuse was raised...It is selective
amnesia. I want to ask the BJP, the CBI was right in Haren
Pandya case but wrong in the case of Amit Shah. They are now
citing Gita Johri but forgetting the father of Haren Pandya
who had raised a finger at Narendra Modi," party spokesman
Manish Tewari told reporters here.
BJP was having "double standards" on the issue, Tewari
said adding, RTI activist Amit Jethwa`s father wants his
murder case to be handed over to CBI as he does not trust the
state government, "described as a modern day Nero by the
He said there was a charge against the BJP`s Junagadh
MP that he gave a contract for the killing of Jethwa, who had
filed a PIL against illegal mining in the Gir forest.
"I do not know whether the MP Dinesh Solanki is
absconding or attending Parliament. The BJP should give
answers for this," the spokesman said.
Tewari also drew a comparison between the Congress and
the BJP on the issue of illegal mining.
"The UPA government rejected environmental clearance to
Vedanta for saving the tribal way of life, environment and
preventing illegal mining. The BJP has made the kingpin of
illegal mining a minister in Karnataka," he said.
The spokesman said that to give a clean chit to the BJP
minister in Karnataka, allegedly involved in illegal mining,
the Leader of Opposition (Sushma Swaraj) went to Bellary
during the the Parliament session.