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BJP welcomes NC, NCP stand opposing 'snoopgate' inquiry

Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 6:08pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

BJP welcomes NC, NCP stand opposing 'snoopgate' inquiry New Delhi, May 4 (PTI)BJP today welcomed NCP and National Conference's stand opposing the Centre's move to appoint a judge to look into the 'snoopgate' issue, and said even the UPA allies are refusing to be part of Congress's "politics of Vendetta".

BJP also slammed the Congress for alleging that the girl involved in the case had been bought by the Gujarat government to stay silent, and said "no one is in the market to purchase Congress's lies anymore". "When lies become a habit, then you can just keep on spinning off lies. All I am trying to say and there is evidence before you that no one is in the market to purchase Congress's lies anymore. Not even those who have been with the Congress for 15 years," BJP national spokesperson M J Akbar told reporters here.

He said that those who kept the UPA alive too are asking the Congress to stop "politics of filth" and get back to the politics of issues. "They are telling Congress that please for God's sake stop this politics of filth and get back to the politics of issues. But when they have nothing to say on issues, their only recourse is lies... It's sad," he said.

He said that his party "welcomes this revival of good sense and decency in the Indian political discourse". "The things that we have been saying for long are now registering with the people that Congress is indulging in the politics of personal vendetta... And the change of mood which one is seeing amongst respected leaders is evidence," Akbar said.

The issue of 'snoopgate' enquiry allegedly involving BJP's PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ran into trouble today with two UPA constituents -- NCP and National Conference -- opposing the move to appoint a judge in "dying hours" of the government. "It shows that UPA allies have found sense. They are seeing the truth. This is the politics of vendetta which is the speciality of Congress. Political parties do not want to get involved in it," he added. 

NCP leader and Union minister Praful Patel told PTI that when the results of the Lok Sabha elections were due in two weeks' time, where was the need for such an enquiry. Patel also said that his party chief Sharad Pawar had talked to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier in the day to convey the party's view in the matter.

The Congress, however, declared that there was "no compromise" as the issue involved the women of the country. NC leader and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said if the decision to appoint could not be taken in December then it was wrong to appoint a judge five months later.

The BJP national spokesperson also hit out at the Congress, saying that the party which could not be faithful to the poor of Amethi (the constituency represented by party vice president Rahul Gandhi), how can they be the same with the poor of the country. Giving figures, Akbar said that till now there has not been supply of electricity to only 1,350 Amethi villages and for the past few months, kerosene is also not available.

"Amethi is one of the ten most poorest districts in UP till now... And one knows for how many decades one family's fortunes are attached to Amethi. As many as 76 per cent people are there in Amethi who have got less than 15 days' of work in a year under the MNREGA scheme," he said.

He said that people's heart in Amethi has been broken and for this reason the Modi wave is being seen there also. "The Modi wave has reached Amethi as well," he added.

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