Don’t compare Robert Vadra with Nitin Gadkari: Abhishek Manu Singhvi
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi is back on the Congress’ panel of spokespersons after being hit by a sleaze CD controversy in April earlier this year.
Singhvi, in a candid chat with Swati Chaturvedi
on her show Kahiye Janab
, strongly defended Congress party in the wake of several startling corruption revelations made by activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal.
Commenting on the scams being unearthed on a regular basis and politicians being heavily criticized for the same, Singhvi said, “The issue is not only about the political parties, but according to me the problem is also about changing moral values.”
“Congress has taken concrete steps to fight corruption. Had we chosen to sit ideal then it would have been a recipe of for bad governance which the Congress party has not done,” Singhvi told Zee News.
When asked to give his opinion on the corruption allegations made against BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Singhvi said, “We are not like BJP which says ‘India shining’, everything is perfect and do not take any action.”
A defensive Singhvi, while answering a question on why Congress came out in full support of Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra in the wake of corruption charges, said, “The main difference is that Nitin Gadkari is not only a politician but also BJP president, whereas Vadra is just a private personality. So, no one should pinpoint Robert Vadra and target his mother-in-law and wife. Both can’t be compared.”
“Robert Vadra and DLF both have given their own explanations in writing and are also open to any probe. Since you were comparing a politician and a private personality, that’s why the Congress had to intervene in the Robert Vadra case,” Singhvi said.
The senior Congress leader said that action should not be taken only on the basis of allegations. First, the allegations should be proved, he added.
The UPA is going to finish its 10 successful years in power, he noted.
“Congress as a party is trying to find out the weaknesses where it needs to improve. We are brainstorming to fight the shortcomings for future although there is no space for any sort of tension. Congress party will come out clean and will win 2014 elections,” he said.