Cong. slams BJP, CPI(M) over corruption

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi at the 83rd Congress Plenary Session, in New Delhi, on Sunday. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt  

Seeking to turn the table on the Opposition on the issue of scams, Congress today launched a broadside against BJP and CPI(M) suggesting that the two were no different when it comes to corruption.

“The BJP has unleashed a flood of corruption in the political arena just to grab power... BJP has demonstrated its moral bankruptcy and political hypocrisy; so too parties like the CPI(M) and others who have actively indulged in corruption in the States under their rule,” the political resolution of Congress Plenary said.

Noting that the UPA-I government was supported by Left front, which subsequently withdrew support, the resolution said that the Left parties “thereafter have been working in tandem with the BJP in opposing the Congress and the UPA.

It said that a number of regional parties like TDP, JD(U) and BJD also continue to work in collaboration with BJP in opposing Congress and its allies in UPA.

Alleging that the BJP has a history of ‘double standards and double speak’ on issues of serious corruption involving senior-most leadership and occupants of highest offices including those of Chief Ministers and Ministers, the resolution said that the main opposition party “remained in a state of denial or stubbornly sought to divert attention by indulging in ‘political theatrics’.

The party also mounted attack on the Left for the ‘cycle of violence’ in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura where the latter is in power.

“Congress emphatically rejects all attempts to perpetrate a cycle of violence for political and electoral advantages by political parties,” the party said in the resolution.

The party resolution also expressed concern over ‘violence and intimidation’ in the poll-bound West Bengal, where Congress-Trinamool alliance is confident of wresting power from the Left.

“Congress is alarmed about the increased instances of attempts to control and capture areas and zones by violent means and intimidation.

“Politics based on capture and recapture of areas and attempts to create safe zones by violence and physical intimidation against political opponents and general masses of population must be defeated,” the resolution said alluding to the violence in Lalgarh area of West Bengal.

“Coerced displacement of people from their political persuasion and belief cannot be allowed. Congress condemns this politics,” the resolution said.

The assertions are significant as Congress ally Trinamool Congress has umpteen times raised the issue of alleged harassment of Trinamool Congress workers at the hands of the CPI(M) led government in West Bengal.

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