"The attack (by Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan), which was made under a well-planned conspiracy was not on an individual but on Congress and its leadership. It was alleged that the black money of Congress was invested in it. If such an allegation is made, a clarification will certainly come from Congress," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters.
Replying to questions on whether the Congress does not feel the need for an independent probe to clear the air on the issue, Alvi shot back, "Are those levelling allegations have made any complaint to the government? Have they filed any FIR in any police station?"
The Congress spokesperson said that a probe can happen only when some formal complaint is made to the agencies concerned. "Will somebody be held guilty only by showing papers in front of cameras? They are acting like police, prosecutor and judge all rolled into one. There is a rule of law. If you have proofs go to the agencies or the court."
"Since they know that the allegations are baseless and unsubstantiated, they have not done it. If they had proofs, they would have gone to the court," Alvi said.
Alvi also asked media to show restraint in giving coverage to those seeking "cheap publicity". "It is regrettable that they are resorting to this type of politics. Nobody can be permitted to play with the stability of the system in the country," he said.
Alluding to Anna Hazare parting ways with Kejriwal after the latter decided to launch a political outfit, Alvi said," Who will trust them? They initially said they have no political interest but now they have formed a party. When their political mentor is not trusting them, who else will have faith in these people?"