Kejriwal's comments due to UPA govt's "weak" stand on graft: BJP
BJP on Sunday sought to lay the blame for social activist Arvind Kejriwal's controversial remarks against politicians on Congress-led UPA government, alleging its "weak" stand on corruption.delhi Updated: Feb 27, 2012 19:03 IST
BJP on Sunday sought to lay the blame for social activist Arvind Kejriwal's controversial remarks against politicians on Congress-led UPA government, alleging its "weak" stand on corruption, fight against terrorism and attacks on institutions like the Election Commission had led to it.
BJP spokesperson and general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda maintained Kejriwal's comments against politicians should be seen in the proper context.
"In the last five years, the way this government has conducted itself and the manner in which it is functioning has forced not just Kejriwal but also the people of this country to think. The trust of the people has been broken by the way this government is functioning," Nadda said.
He mentioned the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.
"Similarly, on corruption the chief minister who has been implicated by the Shunglu Committee in the Commonwealth Games continues to be seated in that chair," Nadda said, alluding to Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit.
Kejriwal had also said "our politicians watch porn in the temples of democracy", which was an obvious attack on BJP whose three MLAs were caught in Karnataka assembly while watching a clip on their mobiles.
BJP appears to have avoided confronting Kejriwal ahead of the last two phases of Uttar Pradesh elections as members of his community form a part of the electorate in these parts of the state, sources said.
First Published: Feb 27, 2012 19:01 IST