Sheila Dikshit trashes Sahara diaries, BJP says it is double standard
Dikshit, who is also Congress's chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh, vehemently denied the allegations and trashed the documents, adding that Supreme Court has already given their final words
While Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over "Sahara diaries" issue, a controversy erupted after the party tweeted a list of all involved with a reference to its leader Sheila Dikshit also allegedly figured, making her deny the charges. When BJP retaliated saying there cannot be double standard and that Rahul was "whipping a dead horse" as the apex court had already cleared the issue.
Dikshit, who is also Congress's chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh, vehemently denied the allegations and trashed the documents, adding that Supreme Court has already given their final words.
“There is no iota of truth in the allegations. I totally reject these allegations,” former Delhi CM said. When PTI asked her about Congress party putting the list on its public twitter handle she said, "It surprised me”. She also said she has nothing to do with the issue and refused to say anything saying the matter is sub-judice.
“The list has so many names. Then why are you focusing on Sheila Dikshit. I don’t even remember anything like this. There are names of other chief ministers. Why don’t you talk about them? Why only Sheila Dikshit?” Dikshit said.
BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh told PTI, "There cannot be double standards but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and their spokespersons are making stupid mistakes time and again. A horse has died and his death has been certified by the Supreme Court.”
Putting a jibe against Rahul Gandhi, he also said: “Rahul should have gained wisdom by now, he is no more a child”.