Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar has repudiated the BJP's attack on Congress president Sonia Gandhi. He said the Congress and the country's informed citizens would resolutely resist the Opposition party's "politics of baselessly besmirching reputations and suborning parliamentary institutions."
In a statement here, Kumar said the BJP's bid to sully Sonia's fair name and that of the late Rajiv Gandhi on the basis of a tribunal's judgment concerning tax liability of a third party was the lowest point in its recent political trajectory.
"The bankruptcy of the BJP and its flawed and failed politics is now hopelessly sought to be redeemed through calumny, venom and vitriol against members of the country's premier political family," he said.
In so conducting itself, it has once again demonstrated its scant regard for democracy and constitutional institutions. Kumar maintained the insinuations and innuendoes by the BJP against Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi were symptomatic of its perverse politics and refusal to accept that the people of India have repeatedly distinguished between what is right and what is politic.