The Congress Party on Tuesday took a jibe at the Centre over the controversy surrounding former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, and said this has exposed the double standards of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asserting that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje must resign on moral grounds, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to live up to his tall claims.
“First BJP says Lalit Modi will be arrested the moment he comes to India, and then, they say the help was extended on humanitarian ground. The double standards of BJP have been exposed. I would have expected the Prime Minister to live up to his words of ‘no corruption’,” Pilot said.
“Prime Minister Modi’s famous words ‘na khaunga, na khane dunga’ (neither will I take bribe, nor will I allow anyone to take bribe) have come back to haunt him. I am sure there are several others like R.K. Singh in the BJP who are of the same view,” he added.
R.K. Singh, the former home secretary and BJP MP, had earlier contradicted the government’s stand on the Lalit Modi row and said that no help should have been provided to an absconder.
Pilot further said that the Congress Party would stage a protest tomorrow demanding Raje’s resignation.
“The Congress party will be in the streets tomorrow demanding Chief Minister Raje’s resignation. I too will be there. The leaders in BJP and other parties openly say investigation must be there and these people must step down to allow a fair investigation,” he added.