BJP attacks ‘save democracy’ march, says Cong shielding Gandhis

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  • Updated: May 06, 2016 22:03 IST
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi (C) and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh march to Parliament in New Delhi. (REUTERS)

The BJP said the ‘save democracy’ march of the the Congress in Delhi Friday was meant to save the (Gandhi) ‘dynasty’ and divert public attention from the AgustaWestland chopper deal.

“If a case of corruption is being probed honestly, then how does it become anti-national? The fight is not with your (Gandhi) family but corruption. Congress should answer why does trail of all corruption cases lead to you? A series of scams has become a benchmark of Congress government,” said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“Every attempt was made to put obstacles in the AgustaWestland probe. Regardless of what Congress says, this government is going to prosecute (accused) in a fair manner. Probe will be done in a fairest manner and promptly,” Prasad said at a press conference.

The Congress party’s march was a “save family” campaign of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, he said.

Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, separately, said rather than giving the slogan of ‘Save Democracy’, the opposition party should have given the slogan of ‘save democracy from Congress’.

“Till now, we saw posters of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi. But today, we even saw her son-in-law Robert Vadra’s posters. These are all tactics to divert the attention of the people.”

Another union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Congress was protecting corrupt people.

“Investigation is on in the chopper deal and action will be taken against those involved in the scam,” he said.

“It’s an irony that the Congress is calling it a march for democracy. The Congress should be calling it is a dynasty march. If one looked around the march venue, there were only hoardings and posters of a single family. Definitely, it was a march to save the dynasty from extinction,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

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