New Delhi: Congress on Monday dismissed
BJP`s demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on the 2G issue, saying that he is a man of "honesty,
integrity and rectitude".
"If at all anyone raised questions about the processes
on the 2G issue, it was the Prime Minister," Congress
spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters here.
He was replying to a volley of questions on former
Telecom Minister A Raja`s claims in a Delhi court that the
issue of sale of equity by spectrum licences was discussed
with Singh and the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram and the
BJP demanding the Prime Minister`s resignation.
Tewari`s refrain was Raja`s claims in a Delhi court
were statements of an "accused trying to defend himself at the
time of framing of charges".
"The allegations are made not by a member of the
Council of Ministers but by an accused," he said, adding that
it would be a "very sad day for Indian democracy if excessive
and unnecessary reliance is given to a statements by an
who is making a point".
On the BJP demand for resignation of the Prime
Minister, Tewari said: "Unke upar laanchan lagana suraj ke
upar thookne jaisa hai (To denigrate him is like spitting at
The Congress spokesman said he made the statement
with regard to the Prime Minister with "full and complete
"The Prime Minister is known for his integrity,
probity and rectitude all over the world," Tewari said.