The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday sought to distance itself from Ratan Tata's criticism of the National Democratic Alliance government's telecom policy, saying it did not want to get embroiled in corporate wars.
“The BJP has no intention of getting involved in arguments between different corporates... Let the Joint Parliamentary Committee get into this question and the entire truth will come out,” BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley told journalists.
He said that BJP had always held and followed the political belief that it should not get “entangled” in corporate wars.
“So, whether they [Tata and Rajeev Chandrashekhar] are right or wrong, we would not like to comment on it,” he said.
His comments came after party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar hit back at Mr. Tata for his statement against the telecom policy of the BJP-led NDA government and maintained that the industrialist was a beneficiary of the United Progressive Alliance government's policies.
“He [Tata] is not a judge. He may not know much about what has actually happened,” Mr. Javadekar told reporters outside Parliament.
“Ratan Tata is a great industrialist and I do not want to comment on him but if he is speaking on this [telecom], he should remember that he also owns a telecom company. The person who was benefited by UPA policy, public will not give much importance to his statement,” he added.
Soon after Mr. Javadekar's statement, BJP top brass decided to distance itself from the war of words between the two business leaders.