Cong suffering from guilt pangs on corruption issue: BJP
BJP today reacted to Congress jibes against its senior leader LK Advani's proposed anti-corruption rathyatra and said each time somebody raises the issue of graft, the ruling party acts as if it is suffering from guilt conscience.delhi Updated: Sep 12, 2011 21:54 IST
BJP on Monday reacted to Congress jibes against its senior leader LK Advani's proposed anti-corruption rathyatra and said each time somebody raises the issue of graft, the ruling party acts as if it is suffering from guilt conscience.
"Everytime somebody raises the issue of corruption or takes up the fight against this issue, the Congress acts as if it is targeted against it," BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told PTI.
Congress had earlier in the day described Advani's forthcoming yatra as a "gimmick" and one "with BS Yeddyurappa as charioter, Nishank Pokhriyal as foot soldier, Bangaru Laxman and Dilip Singh Judeo as poster boys and Ananth Kumar as Convenor".
Naqvi said Congress had attacked Anna Hazare when he started his campaign against corruption and was now making Advani the focus of its jibes.
"It seems the Congress is suffering from a guilt conscience. Instead of wasting its energy on such exercises, it would be better if it concentrated it on fighting corruption," Naqvi said.
He alleged that the Congress-ruled government had failed to control corruption and scams.
"Everytime the argumentative and arrogant ministers and spokespersons of our economist Prime Minister attack those who speak against corruption, they confirm people's doubts about the involvement of Congressmen in scams," Naqvi said.
First Published: Sep 12, 2011 21:50 IST