New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Congress after posters featuring Robert Vadra with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were seen outside the grand old party headquarters.
Referring to Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, while addressing a press conference said,”Posters of two criminals have been put in front of Congress office. Both of them are out on bail. Criminal number 1 Rahul Gandhi in connection with National Herald case and criminal number 2Robert Vadra who has to appear before ED today in connection with money laundering case.”
Reacting sharply to BJP’s statement, Congress leader Sanjay Singh took potshots at PM Narendra Modi saying,”Ye durbhagya hai Modi ji ka ki unki patni hai aur unke saath vo poster nahi lagate. Robert Vadra Priyanka ke pati hain, bhagwan kare unka sambandh rahe.Unka naam jo tamaam cheezo mein ghaseeta ja raha hai aaj tak BJP ke paas ek baat bhi pramaan ki nahi hui.”
“Aaj Robert Vadra khade ho rahe hai ED ke saamne, kal Modi ED ke saamne khade honge (Today, Robert Vadra is standing before ED, tomorrow Modi will have to appear before the probe agency, ” the Congress leader claimed.
How the war of words started?
The war of words between BJP and Congress started as Congress headquarters in national capital’s Akbar road was flooded with posters, featuring party president Rahul Gandhi and new appointed general secretary Priyanka with Robert Vadra, who was granted interim bail by the Patiala House Court till February 16 in connection with a money laundering case.
During the course of the hearing, the ED had told the court that they had learnt about more overseas properties related to Vadra and hence, said he should join the probe. It also said Vadra and his associates got kickbacks in the petroleum deal inked in 2009.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Jagdish Sharma had blamed the Modi government for the same. “Modi govt is doing dirty politics, last night the posters were put up here now being removed,” ANI quoted Congress’ Jagdish Sharma, as saying.