The BJP on Friday 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 since the formation of AAP to counter the rise of the BJP. The two parties have been helping each other by diverting media attention whenever they come under attack,” BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said.
“Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar died under mysterious circumstances. Her postmortem report was released on February 20 and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal launched a dharna in Delhi the same day,” she recalled.
When Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s name surfaced in connection with the Augusta Westland helicopter deal, an AAP MLA created a furore by accusing the BJP of trying to offer `20 crore to topple the AAP Government in Delhi, Lekhi said.
“Similarly, a Congress MLA disrupted Kejriwal’s press conference on the AAP Government completing one month in Delhi. During the melee created by the MLA, Kejriwal walked out of the press meet, where he would have been grilled by the media about his unfulfilled promises,” Lekhi said.
Referring to Swami Aseemanand’s purported disclosure about RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s role in the Samjhauta Express blasts in an interview to a magazine, Lekhi accused the Congress of fabricating the interaction. “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.