Most Indians, including those in BJP, understand truth about Shah:Rahul
New Delhi: Hours after the BJP slammed the Congress for raising questions over the Supreme Court verdict rejecting a batch of pleas seeking a probe into the alleged mysterious death of judge BH Loya, Rahul Gandhi said that ‘most Indians, including those in the BJP, understand the truth about Amit Shah’.
The special CBI judge had died of ‘cardiac arrest’ in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter.
“Indians are deeply intelligent. Most Indians, including those in the BJP, instinctively understand the truth about Amit Shah. The truth has its own way of catching up with people like him,” the Congress president tweeted.
Hitting back at the Congress, the government on Thursday said that the judiciary cannot be “misled” by allegations based on political vendetta. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, posting a series of tweets, came down heavily on “several attempts” to target the BJP and its top leaders through “fake” cases.
“It is extremely unfortunate that there have been several attempts of targeting the BJP and assassinating the character of its top leaders on the basis of fake facts. These attempts have failed miserably once again,” he tweeted.
Singh also said that the apex court’s order had also raised serious questions on the intention of filing such PILs.
“The SC has also cautioned against the misuse of courts in a political tug of war. The verdict gives a clear message that the judiciary cannot be misled by allegations based on political vendetta,” he said.
Another Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “This case was not activated to serve the public interest but to serve the interests of Congress and damage the interests of BJP, our party president Amit Shah in particular.”
He added, “Court said political battles must be fought on political grounds. It clearly means that the case was fought as a political battle against our party president. I urge Rahul Gandhi (Congress president) not to fight political battles through corridors of court,” as per ANI.
Here’s what the Congress said:
The Congress on Thursday said that it was a sad letter day in the country’s history and pitched for a fair probe into the matter. Attacking the BJP for accusing Rahul as being the ‘invisible hand’ behind the petitions seeking the probe, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala termed the allegations as a malicious attempt which showed the ruling party’s jitteriness.
“It is a sad letter day in India’s history. The suspicious circumstances in which Loya died, was a matter of deep concern for those who have faith in the judiciary. The copy of the entire judgment is not yet available. But there are still questions before those who believe in the judiciary,” he told reporters.
Surjewala raised ten questions relating to the case as he criticised the verdict and noted that issue of criminality can be decided only through a probe, contending that no investigation was done into the death of Loya, who was hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, PTI reported.
“In this background, the BJP’s attempt to make false capital out of the SC judgment must be condemned with strongest possible words,” the Congress leader added.
He also stressed that the Congress was not among the petitioners seeking a probe into the judge’s death and recalled that the party had instead approached the people’s court and approached President Ram Nath Kovind along with 14 other opposition parties.