New Delhi/Patna, Nov 14 (PTI) Intensifying its attack on Congress, BJP today alleged that "other" cabinet ministers are also involved in the 2G spectrum scam along with A Raja who have sullied the clean image of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and "will also have to go" along with the Telecom Minister.
In a public rally in Najafgarh in south-west Delhi, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said, "This money was not only looted by Raja... Congress leaders were also involved.... Money has not only gone to Chennai. It has benefited Congress also".
Questioning the role of other cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister in the 2G spectrum issue, Gadkari asked "Has Raja alone siphoned off the money. Has the Prime Minister not signed the files. If he was wrong, then why was he not stopped... It is not just Raja who will have to go, other ministers who are involved in it will also have to go."
In Patna, party spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Your (PM's) honesty has come under cloud for continuation of the scam-tainted telecom minister in the government."
The BJP leader asked the PM to sack Raja in order to maintain the highest standard of public morality and accountability.
For the second consecutive day, the party tried to link a close aide of Rahul Gandhi with Commonwealth Games-related irregularities.
"Emaar-MGF, the firm that built the Games village is involved in a scam of Rs 2,000 crore. Who owns this company? One of its owners is one Gupta. His nephew Kanishka Singh, the political secretary of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
"I seek answers on this from Sonia Gandhi," Gadkari said.