Taking potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not asking its party chief Nitin Gadkari to quit in the wake of his alleged involvement in graft and other irregularities, Congress leader B.K. Hariprasad on Wednesday said the latest developments have exposed the double standards of the main opposition party.
Responding to a poser on RSS ideologue S. Gurumurthy's varying versions on him giving a clean chit to Gadkari, Hariprasad said 'it is hard to ascertain as to who gives a clean chit to the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party or not'.
"Their double standard is getting exposed. Its real thoughts, practices and face are coming out gradually. The crisis within the Bharatiya Janata Party points out that they are in a position of getting trapped," he added.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi also echoed similar sentiments on the issue, and said that the recent developments over graft charges on Gadkari are nothing less than a farce or comedy.
"Whether this is a comedy or a farce I don't know. But if I am the accused, I choose the judge, the judge chooses his own terms of reference and then I decide and the judge decides the timing of the judgement. As I said I don't know whether this is farce or comedy. But certainly it has zero credibility not only in the eyes of the people, but in eyes even of the BJP," he said.
Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi commenting on the issue said that it is an old practice of the BJP to indulge in dirty politics.
"This kind of things has been going on for a long time within the Bharatiya Janata Party. The whole country is watching this. There are allegations and then are explanations. They are indulging in faulty politics. The people of the country have given them the responsibility to play the role of a positive opposition party. But they are not doing it. We shall not comment any further on this," said Alvi.
Gurumurthy said yesterday that Gadkari should choose between his party post and his love for social enterprise.
"I feel no party president should be in business. Perception about Nitin Gadkari is a political problem. I handled only the facts," he said in twitter.
"I have clearly said that the media allegations on Gadkari is false (sic). If this is clean chit, I have given it," he added. (ANI)