Taking a dig at AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Rajnath Singh questioned the Congress leader’s move to strengthen anti-graft laws through ordinance at this juncture.
Addressing BJP workers at a rally in Doddaballapur, 40km from Bangalore, Rajnath slammed the Congress move to bring ordinance for four anti-graft bills before the Election Commission of India announces the calendar of events for the coming Lok Sabha polls. “The Congress did not act when scams were happening everywhere – on the earth, in the skies and beneath the earth. All of a sudden the party is showing false commitment towards eliminating corruption,” he said.
The BJP president said he would lead the party’s delegation to the President urging him not to sign the proposed ordinances.
Trying to woo Muslims, Rajnath said the BJP always followed a pure secular culture. “The Congress, like the British, follows divide and rule policy. This has disturbed the secular fabric of the country,” he said. The BJP president on Tuesday had sought to bridge a trust deficit between his party and Muslims by saying that he was ready to apologize for any mistakes committed by the party in the past and urged the community to give the saffron outfit at least one chance.