Rahul Gandhi today mounted a sharp attack on the Prime Minister and the BJP in the wake of the Uttarakhand crisis, saying it has exposed the “true face of Modiji’s BJP” and declared that the Congress would fight this “demagoguery with democracy”.
“Toppling elected Govts by indulging in horse trading & blatant misuse of money & muscle, seems to be BJP’s new model, after failure in Bihar. This attack on our democracy & Constitution, first in Arunachal & now Uttarakhand, is the true face of Modiji’s BJP. Congress Party will fight demagoguery with democracy,” The Office on Rahul Gandhi said in a series of tweet.
In a strong rebuttal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that the Sonia Gandhi-led party had ‘lowered its level of ambition and was quite content in becoming the tail ender of any alliance’ be it in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal or Bihar.
“As far as Assam is concerned, we have formed an alliance and we are the leaders of that alliance. We will score a decisive victory there as we have significantly grown there,” Jaitley said.
Talking about the political crisis in Uttarakhand at the present, he added that there was a deep division prevalent within the Congress in the state and that could not be attributed to the BJP in any way.
Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjal has issued showcause notices to the nine rebel Congress legislators, who joined the BJP leaders when they went to meet Governor KK Paul seeking the dismissal of the Harish Rawat -led government.
The Governor earlier wrote to Rawat, asking him to prove his majority on the floor of the House before March 28.