New Delhi: The Congress on Monday claimed that the silence of the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's travel documents was `deafening', adding that the people of the country were waiting for the Centre to take action against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
'The `Bharatiya Maun Party' needs to speak. Their silence is deafening. The people in this country are waiting. This `besur' concert must end. The people of India are asking questions,' Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said at a press briefing here.
The BJP, has been defending Swaraj and Raje despite opposition demands that they be sacked for supporting Lalit Modi with his immigration plea in Britain.
The opposition mounted pressure on Raje after the emergence of a letter reportedly carrying her signature, in which she backs Lalit Modi's application in the UK.