New Delhi: The BJP said the ‘loktantra bachao’ march of the the Congress in the state capital on Friday was meant to save the (Gandhi) ‘dynasty’ and divert public attention from the AgustaWestland chopper deal.
The ruling party also protested in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue within Parliament House premises to counter the Congress’s save democracy march.
Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy told the media here that rather than giving the slogan of ‘loktantra bachao’, the opposition party should have given the slogan of ‘save democracy from Congress’.
“Till now, we saw posters of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi. But today, we even saw her son-in-law Robert Vadra’s posters. These are all tactics to divert the attention of the people.”
Another union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Congress was protecting corrupt people.
“Investigation is on in the chopper deal and action will be taken against those involved in the scam,” he said.
“It’s an irony that the Congress is calling it a march for democracy. The Congress should be calling it is a dynasty march. If one looked around the march venue, there were only hoardings and posters of a single family. Definitely, it was a march to save the dynasty from extinction,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
Earlier, the BJP MPs protested at the Parliament House against the Congress for holding the march.
They displayed posters against the Congress over the chopper deal and accused it of shielding people behind the wrongdoings.