Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that there was no act of vandalism at the house of union minister for information and broadcasting (independent charge) Manish Tewari on Sunday as alleged by the Congress.
Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) under the leadership of district chief Harsh Sharma had gathered at the house of Tewari at Sarabha Nagar on Sunday to protest against remarks of various union ministers that food could be bought at cheap rates.
Tewari is member of Parliament from Ludhiana. Parveen Bansal, who is the district president of BJP, during a press conference at circuit house on Monday said that there was no vandalism and hooliganism by BJYM members at Tewari's house.
"It is clear that the Congress has made a mockery of poor citizens of the country by saying that it was easy to get food for Rs 5 or Rs 12. A cup of tea in front of Manish Tewari's house costs Rs 7 so how come these Congress ministers think of cheap rates of food," Bansal said.
He said that since Tewari was losing ground in Ludhiana, Congress was playing tactics and defaming the BJP.
"Congress alleged that the police did not come to the rescue of Tewari at his house even after repeated calls. This is an allegation by the Congress as the situation did not go out of control as it was a mere protest demonstration so no police was required," Bansal said.
He said every citizen has a right to demonstrate and vent his or her anger peacefully, "So why can't Congress tolerate this," Bansal questioned.
"Tewari has failed in his efforts and being an MP from Ludhiana has not been able to do anything for the welfare of city residents. Blaming the BJP in everything was done for cheap publicity," he said.