The BJP has accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress of striking a pact to stall Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's march to the prime ministerial post.
"The AAP-Congress jugalbandi has been working to counter the rise of BJP. The two parties have been helping each other by diverting media attention whenever they come under attack," BJP's national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday.
She told reporters: "For instance, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar died under mysterious circumstances. Her postmortem report was released on January 20 and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal launched a dharna in Delhi on the same day," she recalled.
When Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi's name surfaced in connection with the AugustaWestland helicopter deal, an AAP MLA created a furore by accusing the BJP of trying to offer `20 crore to topple AAP government in Delhi, Lekhi said.
"Similarly, a Congress MLA disrupted Kejriwal's press conference when the AAP government completed one month in Delhi. During the melee created by the MLA, Kejriwal walked out of the press meet, where he would have otherwise been grilled by the media about his unfulfilled promises," Lekhi said.
Aseemanand's Interview ‘False’
Referring to Swami Aseemanand's purported disclosure about RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's role in Samjhauta Express blasts in an interview to Caravan magazine, Lekhi accused the Congress of fabricating the interaction with an eye on Lok Sabha elections. "How can Aseemanand give an interview while he is in police custody? The CIA and UN Security Council had in 2009 clearly stated the involvement of ISI in Samjhauta Express blasts. But nobody talked about it. Now, suddenly a twist is being given to the case with this fictitious interview," Lekhi alleged.
She questioned the credibility of the magazine which has published the interview, stating that Caravan had given a clean chit to Afzal Guru who was hanged in connection with the terrorist attack on Parliament.
Putting the National Investigation Agency in the dock, Lekhi asked how the interview was conducted when the investigation is still on.
The BJP spokesperson also said Aseemanand has denied having given any interview.