New Delhi: Rejecting the Congress charge, BJP today quoted an Enforcement Directorate statement and said its PM candidate Narendra Modi does not have any connection with Afroz Fatta, arrested in connection with a hawala racket.
“We have submitted a complaint to the Election Commission against Congress, along with the ED statement where it had said that there was no hawala connection between Modi and Fatta,” BJP general secretary J P Nadda said here after a meeting with the EC.
Congress on Monday questioned Modi's links with Fatta, an accused in a hawala racket after releasing a series of pictures featuring the duo.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had said, “There is a hawala racketeer who prima facie has a connection with Modi. Will the BJP and Modi disclose the nature of the relationship?”
Complaining against Congress, BJP approached the EC and demanded action against the party for vitiating the political atmosphere. “Congress is trying to vitiate the election atmosphere, and is also misrepresenting facts,” Nadda said.
Seeking to restrain the Congress from such activities, the BJP leader said, “EC should take note of it and take action against Congress for misrepresenting the facts.” BJP also objected to the “derogatory” language used by Congress and other leaders against Modi.