BJP trying to shifting attention from Nirav, Rafale scams: Azad

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on February 22, 2018 Published on February 22, 2018

In an oblique reference to Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s reported statement that the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)’s growth had been “faster” than that of the BJP in the 1980s, the Congress on Thursday said “diversionary tactics” are being adopted by the BJP-ruled Centre to take attention away from the “exploding scams and escaping scamsters”.

While the Army has said that there is nothing “political or religious” in its chief’s reference to reports of increase in Muslim population in several Assam districts and growth of parties like the AIUDF and the AAP because of the “mis-governance of big parties”, the Congress said such reports are aimed at diverting the public’s attention.

“I will not respond to that (what the Army Chief has said). All I can say is that in the coming days, the BJP will point fingers at every party, leader… almost everyone to divert attention from the fact that Nirav Modi was allowed to loot and then escape. The BJP will move heaven and earth to distract the people’s attention from Nirav Modi and the frauds that have been committed,” said Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The Congress leader maintained that after nearly four years in power, all that the BJP has achieved is that “after looting the public exchequer, every fraud and scamster is running off to London”.

“Something is terribly wrong with the present government and people have sensed it.”

According to Azad, the BJP has so far not been able to contain the “flow of scams”, all of which “have links to its top leadership”.

“Why is it, the people are asking, that each one of these scamster has a direct or indirect association to the top leadership of the BJP? They (BJP) have taken not just the Indian people but the whole world for a ride. But now that people have found them out, they are trying everything they can to divert attention from the real issue – that they cannot govern and have let the scamsters loose,” said Azad.

Published on February 22, 2018
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