Jaipur: AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat today alleged that the BJP was silent on the issue of black money because "it was deposited in the account of" Dushyant Singh.
Kamat was on a whirlwind tour of Kota-Bundi-Tonk districts along with PCC President Sachin Pilot and Rameshwar Dudi, Leader of Opposition. He said that BJP had made the black money an election issue but was sitting silent now because "the black money was deposited in the account of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh".
"Despite enough evidences on getting financial benefit with the help of Lalit Modi, former IPL Commissioner, Raje's continuation as Chief Minister was very unfortunate," Kamat was quoted as saying in a Congress release here.
Helping absconder LaMo was an insult to the constitution, and shielding corruption, a criminal case has to be registered against Raje, Kamat who is party affairs in charge of Rajasthan demanded. Speaking on the occasion, PCC President Sachin Pilot also criticised Raje over Lalitgate, saying the BJP speaking to contain corruption was now protecting its leaders for storing black money.
Pilot too commented on NaMo's silence on the whole Lalitgate, saying "he (NaMo) should have expelled Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje, because a criminal case needed to be registered against her." NDA government led by BJP had failed in just one year despite getting overwhelming public mandate in LS polls, Pilot said, adding serious issues of farmers' suicide, and water,power, fertiliser shortage were unattended.
"Modi used to talk of 'man ki baat' often on AIR but he has not done any 'kam ki baat' for general public," he commented. The Congress leaders asked the party workers and functionaries to get ready for next month's civic bodies polls in Rajasthan.