BJP attacks Sonia on corruption
Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defended its president Nitin Gadkari's comments Friday against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, saying her claim of fighting corruption was "hollow."
"A cornered Congress has become deeply frustrated as far as the issue of corruption is concerned, and therefore the kind of uncivilised comments which have been made against our party president Nitin Gadkari are deeply regrettable and condemnable," BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said. "We are very proud of our president who commenced his political life as a simple party worker and rose to become the national president. The Congress on the contrary is deeply steeped in ‘durbar' culture where the president can only be one born in ‘the' family," he told reporters.
On June 15, Gadkari questioned Sonia Gandhi's democratic credentials and said her promise to fight corruption should be compared with Pakistan's pledge to battle terrorism.