New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party challenges the Congress and the BJP to make their stand clear on the deal between Mr Narendra Modi and the Gandhi family about not probing any serious allegations of corruption and misuse of official position against each other.
The ongoing election campaign has provided enough evidence about the top leadership of these two parties having decided to bury the possibility of investigations involving their leaders and families.
The Congress and BJP stand compromised on the issues of corruption, communalism and misuse of office for illegally spying on innocent citizens.
The recent statement of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Mr Narendra Modi that he would not like to get involved in old issues with reference to whether allegations of illegal land acquisition and corruption against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, makes the intention of BJP highly suspect.
Modi’s statement is clearly linked to the decision of the Congress-led UPA government to bury the probe into the illegal snooping of a young woman architect by the Gujarat government in 2009.
Are the Congress and BJP hoping that the people will accept Mr Modi’s statement on Robert Vadra and the UPA’s decision to let him off in the snoopgate as a mere coincidence ?
It is no hidden secret that the BJP had the relevant papers about Vadra’s improper land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan since March 2011, but it chose to remain silent till the AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal exposed Vadra in October 2012.
Apart from corruption and misuse of office, the Congress and BJP are indulging in shadow boxing on the issue of communalism. The two parties are trading charges over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Since the Congress was directly involved in 1984 riots and the BJP in 2002 Gujarat riots, therefore none of them can be trusted on the issue.
It is clear that the Congress has not and will not do anything to provide justice to the 1984 riots victims given its own role, but the BJP is also merely shedding crocodile tears. Is it not a fact that the BJP which was in power in Delhi for five years and at the centre for six years – did nothing to provide justice to the riots victims ?