New Delhi: Accusing Congress of diverting
public attention from corruption cases under its rule by
targeting the RSS, BJP on Wednesday asked AICC chief Sonia Gandhi not
to remain a "mute spectator" and take action against the
guilty in scams.
"While the party remained silent on the issue of
corruption during the AICC session, it attacked a nationalist
organisation like the RSS to divert attention from scams under
its leadership at the Centre as well as Maharashtra," party
spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters here.
Asking the Congress President not to remain a "mute
spectator" and take action against the guilty, the BJP leader
said the party should accept the resignation of Ashok Chavan
as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Chavan had offered to resign on Saturday during a meeting
with Gandhi in connection with the controversial Adarsh
Co-operative Housing Society which was supposedly meant for
widows and veterans of the Kargil war.
Taking a dig at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi,
he said while the young leader talks about the `aam admi`
(common man), "there were two `adarsh` (model) personalities
on the stage at the AICC session -- one was Suresh Kalmadi and
other Ashok Chavan".
He said out of so many general secretaries, only one
(Rahul Gandhi) spoke at the session.
Making light of the two-member panel headed by Finance
Minister and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee to probe the
role of Chavan, Hussain said it was ironical that the task of
security has been entrusted to the "agency accused of theft".
"A member of the party is accused of corruption and
another member is probing the case," he said.
He claimed that the charges against RSS leader Indresh
Kumar in the Ajmer dargah blast case were politically
"His efforts to work for the Muslims are well-known. And
that is the reason why he has been targeted," he said.
At the same time he skirted a reply on whether Pragya
Singh was also framed as part of a conspiracy. "Let the law
decide and not Congress," he said.
To a question on whether BJP will participate in the
proposed RSS programme in support of Indresh Kumar on November
10, he said "BJP always stands by what is right for the
nation", indicating the party`s support for the Sangh Parivar.