BJP slams Rahul Gandhi over ‘rotten system’ remark

April 19th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Rahul Gandhi New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday criticized Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi over the latter’s ‘rotten system’ remark in a letter to a former supreme court judge.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party would like to ask Mr. Rahul Gandhi, is it a categorical indictment of the Prime Minister? Is it a categorical indictment of the UPA Government? Or is it a categorical indictment of 50-year-rule of the Congress party? The Bharatiya Janata Party would certainly like to know about it,” said BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Rahul Gandhi had written a letter to former Supreme Court judge V R Krishna Iyer earlier this month, saying he was silently working for the improvement of the country to fight the ‘rotten system’.

Gandhi had said in his letter “like most right thinking Indian people, I feel exactly the same way as you do. I spend a lot of my waking hours thinking and working to improve what I see as a rotten system.”

“The difference is that I cannot get away simply with writing letters and complaining as you can. I am faced with the reality of changing things which requires much more than periodic release of emotion,” he added.

Highlighting the perceived government inaction in a spate of graft cases, Rudy said the mass anger was directed primarily towards the Congress party.

“We have always maintained that this whole movement against corruption is directed towards the Congress and is completely Congress-centric, and is rising among the masses. The entire movement against corruption, that is primarily targeting politicians, is basically directed towards the Congress party,” he said.

Commenting on the controversial CD, which reportedly has audio clippings of a phone conversation allegedly between Shanti Bhushan, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh about influencing a judge, Rudy said: “I think Amar Singh has completely lost it. I feel both his software and hardware have begun having major problems.”

Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh had on Monday challenged former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan to produce the voice samples.

“If the Bhushans have proof, they should show it. I have enough proof. The truth needs to be exposed,” Singh told reporters here.

Claiming that there are four or five versions of the controversial CD, he also questioned the forensic tests run on the CD by the Bhushans.

Shanti Bhushan, the co-chairman of the Lokpal Bill Committee, also moved the Supreme Court yesterday seeking criminal contempt action against Amar Singh.

The former law minister accused Amar Singh of fabricating the CD to force Justice G S Singvi recuses from hearing 2G scam and Singh’s tape cases pending before a bench headed by him.

Bhushan also sought setting up of a special investigation team to investigate the crime of fabrication of CD, which was meant to defame him. (ANI)

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