The BJP on Wednesday found Congress president Sonia Gandhi's claims that Congress was behind Gujarat's development during an election rally there was disappointing and said that the UPA chairperson was speaking only half truth.
Reacting to Gandhi's statement that BJP had not allowed the Lokpal bill to be passed in the Rajya Sabha, senior BJP leader Balbir Punj said, "It is disappointing that Gandhi has made such a statement. She is speaking half truth." Gandhi was speaking due to political reasons, he said about UPA chairperson's speech in Gujarat on Wednesday. She was in Rajkot to flag off state Congress's election campaign.
Punj said that the entire nation had witnessed that after the Lokpal Bill was introduced in parliament, parties had suggested amendments to it original form. The parliament was in session till midnight after which it ended, hence the bill remained pending, he added. On Gandhi's call for a new Gujarat, Punj said,"Should Gujarat go on the lines of Andhra Pradesh or Kerala or any other Congress ruled states where the corruption is rampant."