Stating that the Congress party is putting forward a double-face on corruption issue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur on Friday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on the allegations against Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh that he had no time to take up the issue was “highly absurd” and “shocking”.
While addressing a series of public meetings at the Nadaun assembly segment in Hamirpur district, he said the Congress was a party of liars, having double-faced persons: “On the one hand its top leaders are talking about eradication of corruption from society and politics, while on the other the Prime Minister says that he had no time to take up the Virbhadra issue.”
The statement had proved that the Congress party was not serious about tackling the corruption, and the Congress holding anti-corruption plank was just show off to cash in on for petty political gains in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, he added.
Blasting the chief minister on his repeated tirade against him and his family members, Thakur said Virbhadra had failed on all fronts after taking over as chief minister, and he was targeting the Dhumals to remain in news.
Thakur said the people of Indian in general and Himachal Pradesh in particular was upset and aggrieved over the working of the state government, especially on public distribution system (PDS), which had failed. While poor were suffering, rich and the Congress people were enjoying without caring for the well-being of poor, he said.
Thakur gave a clarion call to the people to join hands with the BJP and to ensure that their votes went to the BJP only.
Thakur said that he was pained to hear sarcastic comments made by the Prime Minister against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi - the future prime minister of India.
He alleged that the Congress party was so upset with the growing popularity of Modi that even person like Manmohan Singh had started targeting him; however, the people of Indian wanted to see “Namo” as prime minister.