New Delhi: In yet another controversial statement, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Friday compared Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Mahatma Gandhi`s Three Monkeys and accused him of keeping mum on corruption in the Commonwealth Games.
Addressing a seminar, Gadkari said that Singh had chosen to look away even as the nation`s money was being plundered in the name of the Games.
"The UPA has orchestrated this loot. Sometimes I feel the prime minister has eyes but he cannot see, has a mouth but does not speak," Gadkari said.
"He is like the Three Monkeys of Gandhiji. I urge him not to be so," he said.
Gadkari said the Prime Minister perhaps wanted to see or hear no evil.
Gadkari, it seems, has made a habit of inviting controversy through his remarks. Last month, he had called Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as the Congress` son-in-law.
"The Congress government in Delhi had been sitting on Guru`s file for four years. (Chief Minister) Sheila Dikshit said she had been asked to do so. Is Guru the Congress` son-in-law? Why is he being given special treatment?" he said.
Earlier, he had drawn flak from the RJD and the Samajwadi Party for likening their chiefs Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav to "dogs who lick the feet of the Congress".