BJP has lost moral right to rule: Congress leaders
All India Congress Committee general secretary and in-charge for Rajasthan Gurudas Kamat on Friday, while addressing the party workers and officials, said this is for the first time in the democratic history of India that an external affairs minister has confessed of helping a criminal and still on the postUpdated: Jun 20, 2015 17:00 IST
All India Congress Committee general secretary and in-charge for Rajasthan Gurudas Kamat on Friday, while addressing the party workers and officials, said this is for the first time in the democratic history of India that an external affairs minister has confessed of helping a criminal and still on the post. “Helping criminals on humanitarian ground is like insulting the Constitution,” he said.
Kamat and Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot also toured rural areas of Jaipur and Jhunjhunu districts and addressed the party leaders and workers.
He said chief minister Vasundhara Raje and fugitive Lalit Modi accepting that they had business relations and Raje’s son and MP Dushyant Singh accepting that Modi’s company had purchased his company’s share gave unfair economic benefit to Dushyant’s company. BJP has lost its moral right to rule but despite this fact, Raje is still holding on to the chief minister’s post.
Pilot said people of India are quite disappointed because their mandate has been betrayed. He said the Prime Minister himself said that he is the guard of the country and guards the country’s treasure, but people right under his nose are converting black money into white. Despite getting ample proof against Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje, no action has been taken against them, which shows that there is difference in what is being said and what is being preached.
As per the directions of Kamat and Pilot, the district congress committee (DCC) in various districts took out a rally demanding resignation of Sushma Swaraj and Raje and also burnt their effigies.
PCC secretary Kuldeep Singh Rajawat said in Ajmer that after being exposed in media for helping Lalit Modi, Raje has lost the moral right to run the government. Ajmer DCC president Mahendra Singh Ralawata demanded a probe into the land allotment deal to Portuguese cancer hospital.
In Alwar, Women Congress leader Shweta Saini said, “If Narendra Modi still claims to run a corruption-free government then he should immediately take resignation from both of them and order a probe into the matter.” Reacting on the matter, ex-MP of Alwar Dr Karan Singh Yadav declared that until both the women resign, Congress will continue with protests and agitations.
Bhilwara DCC president Anil Dangi addressed the gathering outside the collectorate and alleged that Raje and her son Dushyant Singh were allegedly financially involved with Lalit Modi and helped him beyond law, who is facing two dozen cases of financial irregularities, money laundering and criminal cases by various investigative agencies in the country.
Congress workers in Jodhpur led by City Congress president Sayed Ansari and other officials reached Collectorate gate shouting slogans for the removal of Raje and Swaraj. The workers burnt the effigy of CM Raje amid slogans and demonstration and submitted a memorandum to district collector.
First Published: Jun 20, 2015 16:24 IST