Attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G spectrum issue, BJP on Thursday alleged that he was "guilty" of not taking a firm stand on the matter and not preventing the scam from taking place.
"Prime Minister is guilty of culpability of not taking a stand firmly and not acting beforehand before the damage was done. He is guilty of it and we are charging that," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters outside Parliament.
Reacting to the charges levelled against the party by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, he said, "I can appreciate their desperation after the Bihar verdict that shows that Congress is marginalised. If they really want to root out corruption, why are they shying away from a JPC probe in the three scams."
Gandhi had yesterday defended the Prime Minister against the Opposition attack and had asked the BJP to recall the consequences of its tirade against him during last year's general election.
On Congress charge that BJP was shielding its corrupt leaders, Javadekar said, "When Sonia says they have expelled so many leaders facing corruption, then we want to say that if they start expelling leaders like this, they would not be left with any."
Sonia Gandhi had said that her party has always taken action against the guilty in the face of corruption charges, and taunted BJP for failing to take action against Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa who is facing land scam allegations.