Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday attacked the Congress party and alleged that the sting operation which they broadcasted earlier in the day during a press conference was 'fake'.
In a series of tweets, Jaitley accused the grand old party of resorting to 'fakery' ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, given they don't have any real issue to criticize the present government.
He not only called today's sting operation by the Congress as fake, but also termed the 'EVM hackathon' event in January, where Kapil Sibal was present, and the 'Yeddyurappa diaries' relating to alleged bribes taken by former Karnataka CM released by the grand old party earlier this month, as also fake.
Earlier in the day, senior Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal had addressed a press conference, wherein they showed a sting operation alleging that BJP had benefited from demonetisation.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the tape exposed the alleged involvement of the BJP in demonetisation and that it was done to benefit the party. He also accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre of swindling public money, terming it 'treason'. Sibal also accused the government of misusing government machinery, including police and banks to work in favour of the BJP.
The purported tape cited by Kapil Sibal in his press conference was hosted by a website tnn.world. A reverse look up of the domain using online tools like 'Go Daddy' and 'Whois,' which reveal owners of websites, showed that the website mentioned by Sibal was registered in the United Kingdom.
(With inputs from ANI)