A day after Republic TV accessed a WikiLeaks cable revealing Sonia Gandhi had backed illegal Bangladeshis in Assam in 2006 for vote-bank purposes, the BJP has tear into the Congress. BJP national spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra said that the Congress’ previous stand on NRC was influenced by appeasement has been exposed by WikiLeaks.
“What has been exposed by WikiLeaks, reveals the truth about their vote bank politics,” said Dr. Patra.
The nine-part WikiLeaks cable revealed that “in a brazen appeal to the Muslims, Gandhi offered to amend the Foreigners Act to prevent deportation of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.”
It also said that the “Congress tried to appease the Muslims by not enforcing the Foreigners Act and in her recent visit, Gandhi offered to amend the Act.”
Read all about the WikiLeaks Cable revelation on Sonia Gandhi and the Foreigners act here.
Dr Sambit Patra also hit out at the Congress for its ‘loose connection’ with Mehul Choksi.
“On Mehul Choksi they are lying. The lawyer of Choksi has already exposed about his loose connection with the Congress. There is no loose connection. Congress has a hard connection with corruption for a long time now,” he said.
Earlier on Thursday, Mehul Choksi’s lawyer David Dorsett, in a sensational revelation, admitted to Choksi having a “loose alliance” with the grand old party.
“He (Mehul Choksi) was a businessman. He was an ordinary businessman and he had some loose alliance with what is now known as the opposition party in India, the Congress Party, which is the party that is different from the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I believe that his name. So, there is a difference. I also know that he was a regional, a political activist but there was somewhat of a loose alliance that has kind of inflamed the situation,” had said the lawyer.
Dr. Sambit Patra while referring to BJP national President Amit Shah’s speech in the Parliament, wherein he brought up Rajiv Gandhi’s link to the NRC, said that the Opposition didn’t let him speak in the Rajya Sabha, and now they are discussing it in CWC.
“Amit Shah tried to speak on this issue (NRC) in the Parliament, but they didn’t let him. Now, they are discussing it in CWC. Is CWC more important than the Parliament?” questioned the BJP leader.
The BJP national spokesperson also dubbed the CWC as “Corruption Wali Committee”.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi called a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday to decide the party's stand on NRC.