‘Gadkari indulging in gutter-level politics’

The BJP president had equated Sonia Gandhi`s fight against corruption to Pakistan`s fight against terrorism.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Hitting back hard on BJP president Nitin Gadkari for his unfavourable remarks on Sonia Gandhi, the Congress on Wednesday demanded an apology from the saffron party and accused its chief of taking the discourse to “gutter-level politics”.

The BJP President, during the launch of the party website at its Kolkata office, had said, “I want to tell Sonia Gandhi, if you are trying to impose Emergency in the country, then we know how to retaliate."

“Sonia Gandhi says she will fight corruption. It is like Pakistan saying they will fight terrorism. Will anyone believe this?" Gadkari had said challenging the Congress.

Speaking to reporters in the national capital, Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said, “The BJP president should apologise for this comparison, otherwise he would be unfit to play any role in the national scenario.”

Referring to the death of Swami Nigamanand in Haridwar – he died on the 115th day of his fast against illegal mining near the Ganges - Natarajan pointed out that BJP’s stand on corruption reeked of double standards.

She reminded the BJP that they have their own Chief Minister in Uttarakhand, where a Swami died battling corruption.

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