Agencies, New Delhi
On a day when UPA allies Nationalist Congress Party and the National Conference expressed their disapproval of setting up of Snoopgate panel just a few days before the results of the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress today said there was no compromise on going ahead with the snoopgate inquiry.
The Congress also questioned if the silence of the family of the girl who was being allegedly snooped upon was due to the favours given to the family. Talking to reporters here, AICC spokesperson Shobha Ozha said, ‘’When Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley’s phones were being tapped, the BJP did not allow Parliament to function for three days and demanded an FIR. Then, why should there not be justice in this (Snoopgate) case.
‘’Why don’t Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Amit Shah make any statement on it. The whole country wants to know,’’ Ms Ozha said. Alleging that the Narendra Modi Government in Gujarat had hidden several facts in the Snoopgate case, Ms Ozha said the snooping was going on since 2005 but the matter came to light only in 2009.
She said even the father of the girl did not reveal that Mr Modi knew his daughter since 2005. Alleging that the girl’s family’s silence may have been bought with favours, Ms Ozha said a lot of money was given to the company owned by the girl’s family to help it establish itself in the power sector.
She also alleged that Mr Modi gave the contract to their company without any tender. The statement by the Congress came even as UPA ally NCP today opposed appointing a judge to the snoopgate case at this juncture.
Congress writes to EC: The Congress has written to the Election Commission, calling for transferring investigation on FIRs against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi out of Gujarat, sources said. In a letter to CEC V S Sampath, the Congress alleged that the Gujarat Police was trying to hush up the case registered against Mr Modi.