New Delhi, July 25: Congress on Monday dismissed BJP's demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G issue, saying that he is a man of “honesty, integrity and rectitude”.
”If at all anyone raised questions about the processes on the 2G issue, it was the Prime Minister,” Congress spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters here.
He was replying to a volley of questions on former telecom minister A Raja's claims in a Delhi court that the issue of sale of equity by spectrum licences was discussed with Singh and the then finance minister P Chidambaram and the BJP demanding the Prime Minister's resignation.
Tewari's refrain was Raja's claims in a Delhi court were statements of an “accused trying to defend himself at the time of framing of charges”.
”The allegations are made not by a member of the Council of Ministers but by an accused,” he said, adding that it would be a “very sad day for Indian democracy if excessive and unnecessary reliance is given to a statements by an accused who is making a point”.
On the BJP demand for resignation of the Prime Minister, Tewari said: “Unke upar laanchan lagana suraj ke upar thookne jaisa hai (To denigrate him is like spitting at the sun)”.
The Congress spokesman said he made the statement with regard to the Prime Minister with “full and complete responsibility”.
”The Prime Minister is known for his integrity, probity and rectitude all over the world,” Tewari said. PTI