"We demand specific answers from Sonia Gandhi and preferably from Rahul Gandhi...whether he (Singh) is their spokesperson. Congress says he is not their mouthpiece, their spokesperson," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters here. Rudy recalled a statement of Singh made in December 2010 in which he had reportedly said that whatever he does and says, he has the blessings of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
He said he would not like to name the "Congress General Secretary" who is "suffering from foot in mouth syndrome" and has been "mocking" Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare and now AOL founder Sri Sri Ravishankar.
"BJP is constrained to ask this question whether has he been made the in charge of dirty tricks department of the Congress party. Or has the topmost leadership in the Congress party given him the responsibility to raise trivial and controversial issues to divert the attention of the country from corruption," he asked. Rudy claimed by his attacks, Singh was only working "overtime" to honestly "dig the grave of Congress party."
"Sri Sriji releases Nitin Gadkariji's book. Advaniji and Suresh Soniji of RSS on the dais. Sri Sri Ji ko Jai Ho !" Singh tweeted today.
Ravishankar had released the book here on October 8 with a call to "spiritualise" politics. Rudy recalled the various statements made by Digvijay Singh which had generated controversies in the recent past.
"He is the same person who had blamed RSS behind the Mumbai attacks and had even claimed that he has evidence. He had also supported putting the office of the Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal. Union Minister Kapil Sibal had spoken against such a move...," Rudy said.
The BJP also attacked Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution KV Thomas for his reported remarks that higher buying power of people was behind inflation. "At a time when prices are sky rocketing, such remarks are uncalled for," Rudy said.