‘Why was Advani mum on black money during NDA?`

Congress reacted sharply to LK Advani`s attack Sonia Gandhi why he "did not whisper a word" about black money and corruption when NDA was in power.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 17:57 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday reacted sharply to LK Advani`s attack on party chief Sonia Gandhi, questioning why
he "did not whisper a word" about black money and corruption
when NDA was in power.

Terming as "ridiculous and travesty of truth" Advani`s
allegation that Gandhi was "silent" on these issues, AICC
spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that the BJP leader did
nothing about anti-corruption measures during the NDA rule.

"It is a ridiculous allegation and a travesty of truth.
The Congress President has repeatedly spoken out against
corruption including at the Burari session of party plenary
and the UPA has successfully implemented a number of anti-
corruption measures," Singhvi said.

"It was infact Advani who did not whisper a word about
black money even once between 1998 and 2004 and did nothing
about anti-corruption measures," Singhvi added.

During his rath yatra, BJP leader L K Advani had asked,
"Why is the Congress president totally silent on the issues of
black money, corruption and inflation? On these three issues
all the while other Congress spokesmen are speaking or the
Prime Minister is speaking occasionally, but not the Congress
president. She has never spoken," Advani had told reporters.

PTI