TNI Bureau: Congress President Sonia Gandhi broke her silence and attacked BJP with strong words saying the party will expose the opposition’s politics over Coalgate. Attending the party meeting today, she asked her party men to stay united and fight against BJP.
Sonia hit back BJP at the meeting holding the main opposition responsible for not allowing parliament to run smoothly. She said that the government is ready for the debate over the issue, but the blackmail has become the bread and butter of the BJP.
Referring indirectly to Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj’s ‘mota maal’ remarks, Sonia said, “This is the handiwork of BJP, which shows scant respect for democracy. What more can be said when their senior most leader uses such words.”
“We need to fight the intemperate criticism and negative politics of BJP. They are holding Parliament to ransom,” Sonia said.
Sonia also slammed Sushma for her comment “Inhe mota maal mila hai (The Congress has earned massive profits on the deal)” over the Coalgate, saying such words were being used by the Leader of Opposition. “we must effectively go out and rebut and repel in the upcoming elections,” she said.
Hitting back at the Congress, the BJP said that Sonia should refrain from talking about negative politics as Congress itself had used words like ‘coffin chor’ (thief) for George Fernandes.
BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said that the Congress should stop its doublespeak. Why didn’t Sonia termed the words as undemocratic when they called George Fernandes ‘coffin chor’?”, he asked.
Meanwhile, the coal war continued to stall the proceedings of Parliament today as the Opposition stayed firm on their demand seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that the party workers will go to the people and tell them the truth about BJP that how they are doing negative politics.