The Bhartiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have not learnt any lesson from the resounding defeat in Bihar polls as they have failed to take even a “slightest action”, Congress said on Tuesday.
“It is all politics to fool the people. The Prime Minister is the top leadership but not the slightest action against anyone.
“No penal action. No coercive action. There is no expulsion but there is not even suspension. No suspension even for an hour of any motormouth... Not learnt a single lesson from Bihar,” party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.
There is a long list of leaders of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar who have made controversial statements in the past 18 months, he said, adding that it included Vinay Katiyar, Mohan Bhagwat, Sakshi Maharaj, Giriraj Singh and Kailash Vijayvargiya.
In an apparent reference to the Shatrughan Sinha row, he said what was a matter of worry was that Vijayvargiya was not proceeded against even after making a controversial statement against a BJP leader which kicked up a controversy.
He said this was “politics of deception” as Prime Minister was “running with the hare and hunting with the hound” to keep the core constituency happy, along with RSS that has the “remote control”.
“We see political discourse by the BJP-NDA, deteriorating into the level of ‘gutter’, we have silence from the top level and we have homilies from other levels.”
“The finance minister attributes the defeat to motormouth but Sir, where is the concrete action taken? What is the use of finance minister giving us all the homilies when neither he nor his party -- ‘Sheershasth Netritva’ of the BJP -- has taken the slightest action”, he remarked.