New Delhi: The Doordarshan interview of Mr Narendra Modi and editing controversies surrounding it have only confirmed the widespread doubt in the country about a hidden deal between Mr Modi and the Gandhi family.

Modi’s assertion that Mr Ahmed Patel, political secretary of the Congress President, has been his close friend since a long time and a spate of desperate denials by Mr Patel (which appear merely for public consumption) only prove the cosy relationship enjoyed by the leaders of the BJP and the Congress, both of whom have been fooling the people of the country.

Both these parties are hand in glove in promoting the corporate interests, as has been proved beyond any doubt by their similar decision to back the natural gas price hike which will have a devastating effect on the common man’s life, though it has been temporarily thwarted by the Election Commission.

The Aam Aadmi Party consistently maintains that there is a direct link between the Congress-led UPA government’s reluctance to probe the illegal snooping of a young woman by the Narendra Modi government of Gujarat for more than four months and the unjustified delay by the BJP’s Rajasthan in probing the improper land deals of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

It is only after questions were raised about the UPA government’s intention for not probing the snoopgate that suddenly on Friday union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Kapil Sibal have gathered courage to speak on the issue.

As if taking cue from Mr Shinde and Mr Sibal’s statements, BJP leader Arun Jaitley has already hinted that in case his party comes to power, then the UPA government’s decision will be reviewed.

It is clear that the deal between the Congress and the BJP was to scuttle any probe in both, the snooping scandal involving the Modi government, and also Vadra’s land deals, which would have embarrassed the Gandhi family.

The Congress is silent on why it kept silent for four months on the snooping scandal and the BJP is looking the other way on the delay in probing Vadra’s deals.

The AAP will ask direct questions to the top leaders of these two parties, who are trying to mislead the people by raising diversionary issues in the election campaign.

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