New Delhi, Dec 27: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi continued his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his resignation. While addressing his a joint press conference on Tuesday, Rahul once again demanded PM Modi to order an independent enquiry in the Sahara, Birla bribery scandal. He also added that a fair probe is only possible if the Prime Minister resigns. Recalling the Jain Hawala diary scandal, Rahul reportedly said, “Jain diary forced four our (Congress) ministers, (BJP leader) LK Advani and others to resign. Why can’t PM Modi resign over Sahara diary.”
Rahul Gandhi further added that veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, who is one of the politicians named in the diary, is ready for a probe. He demanded Modi to reciprocate the act. “If Sheila Dikshit is okay with probe, why not PM Modi,” Rahul said. Sheila Dikshit is named as one of the politicians in the Sahara diary who was allegedly paid bribe in 2013. Dikshit was the then Chief Minister of Delhi.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly reacted to the allegations levelled by Rahul against the Prime Minister. Addressing a counter press conference, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Rahul should be ashamed to ask for the resignation of PM Modi. The allegations that he has been levelling are baseless. What he is showing as evidence is fabricated and untrue. Has he forgotten how scam after scam broke out during Manmohan Singh’s government? Has he forgotten how the then Prime Minister presided over 2G, 3G, Coal scam, CWG scandal?”
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee also suggested the Prime Minister to resign after December 30. “The 50 day period is coming to an end. The December 30 deadline is approaching. Cash crunch is still in the market. Will the Prime Minister resign if demonetisation woes continue even after December 30?”