NEW DELHI: Congress today brushed aside high Minister Narendra Modi’s attack on birthday celebrationpresident Sonia Gandhi at the AgustaWestland deal and rather requested him to first make clear on hisacademic qualifications, an difficulty that has kicked up a problem.
“initially, if the top Minister would be type sufficient to clarify on his instructional qualifications, therelaxation of the diatribe could then be answered,” Congress spokesman Manish Tewari informednewshounds.
Claiming that the top minister appears to have “very selective yardsticks”, he stated, on the subject of the Congress, there’s the “apparent vendetta and witch-hunt”.
“but a majority of these yardsticks do no longer appear to apply to Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Vyapam. They do now not appear to apply to the Rajasthan leader minister and the linkage with Lalit Modi. It doesnot appear to use to the leader minister of Chhattisgarh and the involvement of that authorities in the PDSrip-off,” he alleged.
The entire rationale of the BJP is to try to create a weather of suspicion using “innuendoes, half-truths and downright lies,” he similarly alleged.
In his first public comments for the reason that AgustaWestland issue broke out, PM Modi in poll–boundTamil Nadu the day gone by had dubbed the debatable deal a “chori” (robbery) and said that theresponsible, howsoever huge, could “not be spared”.
without naming Congress, PM Modi had also attacked the birthday party which has launched a counter-attack on his government for dragging the call Sonia Gandhi, asking “if the court docket in Italy has statedthat people from the last authorities in India have taken cash, why then are you troubling us right here?”
at the AICC briefing, Mr Tewari become asked how he compared the RTI seeking information about the PM’s degrees with an RTI query someday back as regards the religion of the Congress president. Then itchanged into stated that it was a private information and at that time the Congress birthday celebrationhad justified the decision of the RTI.
“there is no contrast at all because you are virtually seeking to evaluate apples and pears. right here, on an election affidavit, there are positive averments/statements that have been made with the aid of thehigh minister,” he said.