New Delhi, Mar 5: BJP on Saturday scoffed at criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made personal remarks against Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha, saying he only asked the Congress leader to let his reasoning and wisdom prevail as running the country was everyone's responsibility.
Gandhi had lashed out at Modi for resorting to "personal attacks" instead of answering questions on pressing issues he had asked and asserted that he will not been cowed down by it.
Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said that he should first answer why his party changed the affidavit in Ishrat Jahan case and also where the "beneficiaries" of spectrum and coal scams have hidden their black money.
"The Prime Minister did not make any personal attack. He only appealed to his (Rahul's) reasoning and wisdom running the country is the reponsibility of everybody. That was his only appeal," Javadekar said.
On why the Prime Minister did not broach issues raised by Rahul Gandhi, he said the Congress leader should first answer the questions being raised over Ishrat Jahan case.
"The entire country is asking the question to Rahul Gandhi which he has not answered. Firstly, why did his party change the affidavit in Ishrat Jahan case and the person who was a terrorist in the first month, how did she become innocent in the second month," he said.
Accusing Gandhi of tearing papers related to decisions taken by the Union Cabinet when his party was in power, Javadekar wondered why the Congress leader "did not tear papers related to spectrum and coal allocations".
"He (Rahul) tore apart many decisions of the Cabinet. Why did he not tear (decisions on) spectrum and coal allocation? He is asking about blackmoney. First he has to give information where the beneficiaries of the coal and spectrum scam have stashed away their money," Javadekar said.