Cong using disgruntled cops, officers to target Modi: Jaitley
New Delhi: Amid the sparring over illegal snooping row, BJP today charged the Congress with using "disgruntled" police officer and civil servant along with tweets and taunts by "second row leaders" to target Narendra Modi as it was "cornered" in the leadership battle.
"They (Congress) are back to their old game of detecting a disgruntled police officer or a civil servant and getting him to make absurd charges," senior party leader Arun Jaitley said, a day after suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma pleaded the Supreme Court to order a CBI probe against Modi in the snooping controversy.
"This didn`t work when Sanjeev Bhatt (the suspended IPS officer) did it. It won`t work with Congress party?s newly discovered suspended civil servant (Pradeep Sharma) doing it," Jaitley said in a Facebook posting.
Congress has demanded Modi`s resignation as the Gujarat Chief Minister over the alleged illegal surveillance of a woman by state agencies and sought a probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the issue.
Jaitley prefaced his remarks today by observing that Congress is on the back foot as far as the leadership battle is concerned as "Rahul Gandhi is no match" for Modi.
"Today it is under the impression that tweets, taunts and press conferences of its` second row leaders will match Modi. This hasn?t worked," he said.
He further went on to add that Congress was in a "dilemma" as it had no answer on how to deal with Modi, who is BJP`s prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls.
"In Gujarat, the party has flip-flopped. Either they are very aggressive against him or alternatively they pretend that he doesn?t exist. In the 2012 state assembly elections they could not project a leader to match him. They hired a young brand Ambassador to counter him," he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Ceasefire violations by Pak: Should India carry out surgical strike part-II?
- Pak High Commission staffer grilled for spying, asked to leave India
- Panel discussion on the need of Pakistan's ambassador in India
- Beware! Fake currency notes floating in market this Diwali
- Intelligence agencies warn of firing by Pakistan along LoC, international border
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- Pakistan High Commission staffer, briefly detained for espionage, asked to leave India in 48 hours
- Diwali 2016: Dhanteras Puja timings, Tithi and Vidhi
- Pakistan declares Indian High Commission official persona non grata, asks him to leave country
- UPA govt thought of attacking Lashkar HQ, training camps after 26/11 strike, claims ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon