The Congress's war of words with the BJP got sharper on Monday.
The party dismissed the BJP's charge of online identity theft and alleged that the domain the main Opposition was talking about did not even belong to it but to a corporate entity.
"I totally condemn the ridiculous, juvenile, laughable and bankrupt allegations of the BJP against the Congress. It is clear that the BJP at the national level and even otherwise is totally bankrupt and devoid of any agenda and is desperate for publicity… since all attempts to function as a normal reasonable political party has failed," said spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan.
She accused the BJP of failing to verify its facts and making a false claim on a website it did not own. "Our inquiries reveal that BJP.com appears to be a domain of a corporate Bharat Journals and Publishers or Bharat Janta Prakashan, which existed long before BJP had its website and complaint if any should be lodged by this entity… BJP as a party can in no way be concerned of where the website of Bharat Journals is re-directed," she said.
Even otherwise, if the BJP had any complaint, it should have gone to the cyber crime department, she said.
Natarajan said that the Congress has not received any legal notice the BJP claimed it had sent.
"But if a notice is received, we will suitably reply to this ridiculous and juvenile allegation," she said, adding that the Congress, "by no stretch of imagination" can be interested in a acquiring the identity of a "failed non existent political entity."