New Delhi: A day after the Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing investigating agencies, the BJP hit back saying the Congress was threatening probe officers and that there will be action against the corrupt, irrespective of which powerful family they belonged to.
Addressing a press conference here, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain said the Congress was questioning the credibility of investigating agencies and threatening their officers because action was being taken against Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra.
His remarks come after the Congress stepped up its attack on the Modi government over the searches at the premises of people linked to Vadra. It alleged that actions by investigative agencies were being carried out on opposition leaders at the behest of the Prime Minister.
“Our agencies do not see how powerful a person is or which powerful family he belongs to. People from powerful families used to think there won’t be action against them no matter what they do. But based on evidence, the action has happened and will continue to happen,” Hussain said.
“Since there has been action against Robert Vadra and his company, the Congress leaders are now raising questions and threatening investigative agencies and their officers saying ‘desh ka mausam badal raha hai’ (the wind is changing).
“They should know that the wind is not changing but the nation is changing. Now there is no place in this nation for the corrupt. If anyone indulges in corruption, there will be action against them,” he said.
Hussain said the Congress party had no argument left and was making allegations against the BJP government to hide its failures.
He said the Congress would never come back to power.
“They can’t even wait for the (December 11) results and are already threatening officers. We will win Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. We worked at the ground level and are confident of forming the government with clear majority.”
Asked if the government would pass an ordinance to build the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, he said the larger ‘janbhavana’ (public sentiment) was that it should be built at the earliest.
“And governments respect the public sentiment… We believe it should not be delayed and that in a democracy, the country should respect the public sentiment,” Hussain said.