New Delhi, Aug 1: As BJP's war of words with the government intensified, party chief Nitin Gadkari today asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi what “action” she intends to take against the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, who have been dragged in the 2G scam by A Raja.
Gadkari also hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remark that “Opposition has many skeletons in its cupboards”, saying the BJP was not a “party of cowards” and that it was ready to fight out any issue in Parliament.
Recalling Gandhi's statement that the Congress will not tolerate corruption and action will be taken against those indulging in corruption, Gadkari said Raja has now told a court that the Prime Minister and the then Finance Minister were in the know-how of every aspect of 2G allocation.
“Now I want Sonia Gandhi to respond to this question. When Raja says he has shared every detail of spectrum allocation with the now Home Minister (P Chidambaram) and the Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh), if you are serious about fighting corruption, tell the people, what action are you taking against Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram?” he asked. He alleged that the 2G scam was not a “misdeed” of a single person and maintained that many others were also involved in it.
Raja had told a Delhi court hearing the 2G case that Chidambaram, then Finance Minister, had told Singh that dilution of shares by 2G licencees to attract FDI did not not amount to sale.
On Singh's statement, Gadkari said: “BJP is not a party of cowards, we want to tell the Prime Minister he may use all his power, but we are ready to fight it out. “We are not worried about anything. Our conscience is clear. Windows in our houses are not made of glass,” he said. PTI