Fernandes accuses Kejriwal of adopting hit-and-run strategy

141MANGALORE: Congress leader Oscar Fernandes today accused activist Arvind Kejriwal of adopting a hit-and-run strategy by leveling charges against Robert Vadra and not taking the issue to court.

“Vadra has given his point of view and if anybody has anything, there are systems in place in the country. You have the Supreme Court, High Courts and Magisterial Courts. You can approach them. Raising issues in public and adopting hit-and-run strategy is not good,” he told PTI.

On the controversy surrounding the transfer of senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka allegedly over the DLF-Vadra deal issue, Fernandes said the official was transferred on the basis of court order.” Can anybody question court order”?

On Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid’s NGO being accused of financial bungling by Kejriwal, Fernandes said he has already clarified and answered all questions.

Replying to a query on allegations leveled against Congress by India Against Corruption, Fernandes said there was nothing against the party. “If any individual is asked to explain on a related issue, he has to do it,” he said.

However, Congress would not be affected by these allegations as it is a party which fought for country’s freedom and all are moving forward under Sonia Gandhi’s leadership, he said. Replying to a query on BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa, who has said he would float a new party, Fernandes said every individual tries to further his cause in his own ways. “If Yeddyurappa is trying to further his cause by raising issues in the public against his own party and forming new party, it is his right.”

“If Yeddyurappa has compared Congress and BJP in the past, he must have seen a sea of difference between the two parties,” Fernandes said.

To a query, Fernandes said the question of tie-up with Yeddyurappa’s yet-to-be formed party does not arise. “It is a different issue altogether. Let that (Yeddyurappa’s new party) happen first,” he said.


Fernandes said the chances of Congress coming back to power in Karnataka are good.

Asked if he saw polarization before assembly elections in Karnataka, due in May next year, Fernandes said it was clear that the people are supporting the party and will come back to power. –PTI

0 - 0

Thank You For Your Vote!

Sorry You have Already Voted!