New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Lambasting Rahul Gandhi for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a 'power-obsessed' person, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it was ironical of the Congress vice-president to make such accusations since the party is infamous for imposing emergency in the country.
"It was the Congress Party who imposed the emergency in the country and also suppressed the freedom of expression.
That party is giving us suggestions, it is ironical" BJP leader Sudesh Verma told ANI. Verma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not the type of person who interferes in the workings of any government agency while adding that the Congress is notorious for misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for its political gains.
"Prime Minister Modi never interferes in the working of any government agency, but the Congress misused CBI and other agencies against Ramdev ji and also on BJP president Amit shah Ji.
They are like that and that is why they think we also do the same," he added. Chairing the crucial Congress Working Committee (CEC) meeting here in the absence of party president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi earlier today tore into 'power-obsessed' Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called on the gathering to expose the Centre's failures in the upcoming Winter session of the Parliament.
In his opening remarks before proceeding with the agenda of the meeting, Rahul asserted that democracy, under the present dispensation is going through one of its darkest hours and that the government is silencing all those who disagree with it.
"Hiding behind the cloak of national security, civil society is being intimidated for asking questions.
Television channels are being punished and asked to shut down. The opposition is being arrested for holding the government to account. All attempts by this government to suppress our fundamental freedoms by abusing state power will only strengthen our resolve to defeat such dangerous designs," Rahul said.
Listing out a range of issues highlighting the failures of the NDA Government, Rahul emphasised that the Centre is trying to hide its failure behind numbers that have been widely doubted and questioned.