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BJP's politics of 'revenge and vendetta' would not cow down opposition leaders: Congress after govt raids at Chidambaram premises

The Politics Of Revenge And Vendetta Which Had Become The DNA Of This BJP Government Would Not Cow Down None Of Congress's Leaders Or That Of The Opposition, Said The Congress On Tuesday.

PTI | Updated on: 16 May 2017, 08:34:45 PM
Congress: BJP's politics of 'revenge' would not cow down leaders

New Delhi:

The politics of "revenge and vendetta" which had "become the DNA of this BJP government" would not cow down none of Congress's leaders or that of the opposition, said the Congress on Tuesday.

The party accused the BJP of being blinded by revenge to target its opponents and said that it would continue to expose the saffron party before the people.

The remarks came after government agencies searched Congress leader P Chidambaram's premises and properties allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

The AICC in charge of communications, Randeep Surjewala said, "The truth is that revenge has become the DNA of the BJP government".

"We want to reiterate that neither P Chidambaram, nor any Congress leader or any other leader of opposition, would be deterred or cowed down from fear of the politics of revenge and vendetta," he said.

Surjewala, instead, accused the BJP and its leaders of being corrupt as he highlighted the alleged scams involving top party leaders holding ministerial positions in this government.

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"May we ask the prime minister, that if the yard stick ismorality, why is he shying away from ordering an inquiry into the Sahara-Birla excel sheets in which he himself has been named repeatedly about having taken bribes," he alleged.

Surjewala also asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi didnot take action on the Rs 20,000 crore loss caused to public exchequer in Gujarat State Petroleum scam when he himself was the chief minister.

The Congress leader wondered whether the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh was corruption and asked why the Modi did nottake action against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan whose name allegedly cropped up in the scam.

He claimed that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Rajeand External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj allegedly helped people like Lalit Modi who escaped from the country and were wanted by investigative agencies for alleged money laundering.

Surjewala asked who were the people who helped fugitives like Vijay Mallya escape the country.

He said the Congress leaders would continue to tell thecountry how one autocratic ruler cannot suppress the voice ofdissent and those who disagree with them.

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Surjewala claimed that the truth was out there for everybody to judge and the government, blinded by revenge, was registering false cases against opposition leaders.

Chidambaram earlier today said, "The government, usingthe CBI and other agencies, is targeting my son and his friends.

The government's aim is to silence my voice and stopme from writing, as it has tried to do in the cases of leaders of opposition parties, journalists, columnists, NGOs and civil society organisations."

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First Published : 16 May 2017, 08:08:00 PM