Cong Shed Tears Whenever There Are Graft Charges: Gadkari

Cong Shed Tears Whenever There Are Graft Charges: Gadkari

A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi made an emotional response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibes at her Italian origin, BJP today said the party becomes emotional whenever there are graft charges against them.

Congress use "emotional politics" whenever there are graft charges, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said at a meet-the-press programme here.

"Neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor BJP has targeted and leveled corruption charges against Sonia Gandhi.....I do not know what is the reason when there are charges of corruption, they always use emotional politics. It is an old practice of Congress party for many years," Gadkari said.

Mentioning about the scams during the previous Congress-led UPA regime, Gadkari said when corruption charges come "Congress aansu bahate hai (party sheds tears).'

Referring to AgustaWestland deal, he said it was a judicial matter.

"It is not connected with the Indian government. The decision of the Italian court is independent, impartial and unbiased. The court in the judgment has written something, which you know. I do not want to repeat it.

"So it is the problem between Congress and the Italian court. Now it is the time for the Indian government to investigate the matter and the government is investigating," he said.

Sonia Gandhi while addressing an election meeting here last night had said India was her home and "it is here that my ashes will mingle with my loved ones".

The Congress President used an election rally here to hit back at Modi after the Prime Minister raked up her Italian roots twice in the last three days while making a veiled attack on her over the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal.

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