New Delhi: Questioning the PMO`s "silence" on
the controversy involving Law Minister Salman Kurshid, the BJP on Monday said the Prime Minister should sack the minister without
delay as he is still unrepentant.
"Practically, even after a week Salman Kurshid is
unrepentant and is actually defiant. This is an example of
votebank politics, communal politics, corrupt politics that
denigrates all constitutional authority," BJP spokesperson
Prakash Javadekar said, adding the episode had "fully exposed"
The BJP demanded that Kurshid should resign immediately
and if he fails to do so, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should
sack him forthwith.
"Kurshid cannot continue as Law Minister and make a
mockery of law. We will continue to oppose this vociferously,"
The opposition party also took a dig at the Prime
Minister`s Office for "not taking action against erring
"The Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) is in silent mode. It
kept defending A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran for as long as one
"It is now protecting Home Minister P Chidambaram,"
Condemning the utterances of Kurshid and his "adamant"
attitude, the BJP said, "Nobody expects that Congress will do
any justice.. .. It has insulted the constitutional bodies.
Congress is playing dirty politics for political gains."
The BJP insisted that if Kurshid feels so strongly about
the reservation issue, he should quit the Union Cabinet and
then raise the issue.