Congress accuses BJP of circulating Bharatsinh Solanki's fake resignation online. (File Photo)
The Congress has accused the BJP for "spreading lies on the social media" out of nervousness after a fake resignation letter of the Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki went viral on November 23.
The opposition party said it will file a complaint with the Election Commission on this issue.
The letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Solanki’s signature on it stated, ‘Solanki is resigning from the post of state president being aggrieved by certain decisions taken by the party, including distribution of tickets. He is aggrieved because tickets were sold to undeserving candidates.’
"The letter is fake and is a mischief played on the Congress party. We will register a complaint before the Election Commission against this," Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
Solanki told PTI that his family is wedded to the Congress ideology for four generations, so the question of resigning does not arise.
"I am loyal to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and the question of my resignation does not arise," he said.
He came down heavily on the BJP for spreading lies and said it was a conspiracy as the ruling party has realised that the Congress is coming to power in the next month's Assembly elections.
"The writing on the wall is very clear as 22 years of BJP's misrule has disappointed all sections of the society as wrong claims of development have failed to convince the people of Gujarat," he said.
Solanki also tweeted on Twitter to clarify that the letter was fake and blamed the ruling BJP for "spreading lies on social media".
"BJP is nervous and rattled by the surging popularity of Congress and as people of all sections are coming together to root out anti-people govt, out of sheer desperation they are spreading such lies on social media to deflect from the real issues," he tweeted.
Congress on Sunday claimed that a fake list of candidates was allegedly circulated on social media by the BJP a few hours prior the party released its first list of candidates for the Gujarat elections, to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
Doshi then said, “Letter pad of Congress and signatures of our President have been misused. Our IT cell found that the phone used for BJP's website, was used to circulate the fake list.”