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Congress attacks BJP for its criticism of HR Bhardwaj

After the BJP flayed Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj over his remarks on corruption in the state, Congress today attacked the opposition party for making comments on Constitutional authorities.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2010 20:56 IST

After the BJP flayed Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj over his remarks on corruption in the state, Congress on Tuesday attacked the opposition party for making comments on Constitutional authorities.

"If comments are made on Constitutional authorities where will democracy go. It seems that in the BJP, the malaise which started from the top, has spread to the ranks," party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters here.

Sharply reacting to statements of Bhardwaj about corruption in party-ruled Karnataka, BJP said the former law minister should decide whether to uphold the sanctity of the constitutional office or act as an "agent" of Congress.

Attacking the opposition party, Tewari said, "BJP says it is a responsible political party. The language too has to be responsible. It is highly improper on their part to comment on those sitting in constitutional positions".

He said use of such language has "vitiated" the political atmosphere.

"What the BJP needs to guard is terror of inappropriate language," the spokesman said, in an oblique reference to statements of party chief Nitin Gadkari on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and party leaders on alleged involvement of some RSS functionaries in acts of terror.

Asked about the alleged involvement of some RSS functionaries in terror acts, Tewari said that this perhaps explains why the BJP is rattled and making such statements.

"The manner in which evidence is emerging in public space is an embarrassment for the country...It is necessary that any organisation linked to terror needs to be thoroughly investigated irrespective of their ideological inclination or political colour," Tewari added.

The spokesman refused to comment on the border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra saying that unlike the BJP, the Congress knows how to maintain the dignity of Constitutional authorities.

"The issue is in the Supreme Court. As opposed to the BJP, Congress knows to maintain the dignity of constitutional authorities. It would be improper to comment on it," Tewari added.