New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday dismissed BJP charge that it was attempting to shield Tarun Tejpal and hit back saying the cap fits the opposition party as it has become "by Modi, for Modi, of Modi" in the wake of the snoopgate row in which the Gujarat chief minister is the prime target.
"The BJP which proclaims high values is totally silent on the issue of snooping of a woman. Its character is fully exposed as a party by Modi, for Modi, of Modi," Mahila Congress chief Shobha Oza told reporters.
Rejecting BJP charge that the Congress had a soft corner for Tejpal, she said that the party has "zero tolerance" against atrocities on women may the one involved is an editor or a chief minister.
"From day one in the Tejpal case, we have made it clear that the Congress does not defend any such behaviour," Oza said.
Party spokesman Randip Singh Surjewala said that both the Congress and the Congress government is committed to protect the safety and dignity of every woman "whether she is being stalked by Chief Minister or whether her person is being violated by a Journalist Editor both need to be punished."