New Delhi: Questioning Rahul Gandhi’s credibility over his “corrupt” comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said how can the Congress Vice-President, who is himself involved in case of corruption, be believed.
“Who is Rahul Gandhi to speak on this issue, when he himself is out on bail, after being arrested in a corruption case,” said Swamy.
Saying that Gandhi’s statement does not carry any substance, Swamy said his statement is not God’s statement.
“Is his statement some Veda or statement of God or saint? At least, he should make a statement on some basis,” he said.
Meanwhile, taking a jibe at the Centre, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury asked if the government had taken the Vyapam scam seriously.
“Did they take Vyapam scam seriously? They don’t have manners and lack etiquette. They only know how to mislead people. This public only will now give them an answer,” Chowdhury said.
Believing that the people will give the government a befitting reply after getting exposed by Gandhi, Chowdhury said, “When Rahul Gandhi will tell the truth, public will believe us. It is enough for us that public takes us seriously. We don’t want a certificate of belief from them (BJP).”
The Congress Vice-President on Wednesday said that he had “detailed” information about Prime Minister Modi’s “personal corruption”.
“That information is personal information about Narendra Modi which I want to place in Lok Sabha. It is personal corruption of the Prime Minister… the PM is not allowing us to speak,” Gandhi said at a press conference along with NCP, Trinamool, RSP and DMK leaders after the Lok Sabha was adjourned.
“The PM is personally terrified of me being allowed to open my mouth inside Lok Sabha because I have information…that is going to explode his balloon,” he added.
However, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir rubbished the claim saying, “Nobody takes Rahul Gandhi seriously, because he himself is not serious.”