New Delhi: Congress today rubbished BJP`s
demand for resignation of union ministers facing allegations
of wrong-doing in the Commonwealth Games projects.
"Has Narendra Modi resigned as Chief Minister of Gujarat
whose role is being probed for Guajrat riots by the SIT under
the Supreme Court monitoring. BJP never demanded that he
should put in his papers," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed
said, seeking to turn the tables on BJP.
He was asked to comment on BJP`s demand for resignation of
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Urban
Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy, Sports Minister M S Gill
and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
Replying to a question on the victory of Muslim candidates
on BJP tickets in the civic bodies` polls in Gujarat, the
spokesperson refused to accept it was any sign of Muslims
softening towards the main opposition party.
"You may give tickets to candidates belonging to any
religion but the basic question is of policies. There were
many Muslims in the central leadership of BJP at the time of
Gujarat riots but they kept mum," he said.
Ahmed also said though Congress still believes that
Electronic Voting Machines are a good medium, "special
complaints nevertheless need to be examined."
He said Presiding Officers have complained of
irregularities in the functioning of EVMs in Gujarat during
polls and hence they should be taken seriously.