This grand standing will not help, BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley told reporters here on Thursday, which was originally called to oppose the reported move by the government to bring in an ordinance on the office of profit issue. This is panic reaction after becoming a victim of her own conspiracy, he said.
He recalled that in 1975 too, the Congress amended the poll law retrospectively to validate then prime minister Indira Gandhis invalidated election. BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar had filed a petition with President APJ Abdul Kalam seeking Ms Gandhis disqualification earlier on Thursday.
LK Advani in Varanasi to visit the Sankat Mochan that was the target of terrorist bombs on March 7, said BJP was playing the effective role of an Opposition party. The course of action adopted by the government was so outrageous that our immediate response was also very firm and this firm response has led to this sequence of events, the opposition leader said.
Party chief Rajnath Singh, accompanying Advani, termed Mrs Gandhis resignation a diversionary tactic and said that she did not having the courage to face Parliament and the Election Commission.
The office of profit trail
Jaya Bachchan is elected to Rajya Sabha on a Samajwadi Party ticket