More resignations in Cong as more corruption in ranks: BJP

BJP on Wednesday took a dig at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her remarks on action taken by her against leaders accused of corruption, saying that it showed that the Congress had "more corrupt" people.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 20:11 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday took a dig at Congress
President Sonia Gandhi for her remarks on action taken by her
against leaders accused of corruption, saying that it showed
that the Congress had "more corrupt" people.

"She (Gandhi) has taken pride that many more in Congress
have resigned because of corruption. Numerically, those who
have more corrupt people in their ranks will see more
resignations. It is nothing to be proud about", BJP leader
Arun Jaitley told reporters here.
He was responding to Sonia Gandhi`s attack on BJP for not
acting against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa over
corruption charges while comparing her party`s decision to
remove leaders like Natwar Singh, Shashi Tharoor and Ashok
Chavan following allegations of irregularities.

Jaitley said, "Every party has its own mechanism in making
its own judgement about issues which are raised. We have made
our preliminary judgement (on Yeddyurappa). We are in the
process of taking our final view. Our president has already
made a statement to ratify it."
He said, "It will be best if the Congress leadership
confines itself to the serious problems it is facing. For two
years Raja (former Telecom Minister) continued till Parliament
was stalled."

Institutions like CVC and CBI which are meant to keep a
check on corruption have been converted into "instruments of
cover-ups", he charged.

"That is why I will say that the Congress` track record is
not one of giving a sermon on corruption. More of their
leaders have resigned because there are so many corrupt within
them," Jaitley said.

PTI