The BJP has seized on the strong denial by Dikshit, former Delhi chief minister and the Congress’s candidate for chief minister in Uttar Pradesh, to defend Narendra Modi and attack Rahul Gandhi.
But parties like the RJD, JDU and the NCP have demanded that everyone mentioned in diaries with entries denoting purported bribes be probed.
Dikshit strongly denied the charges and the documents – at least one of which was tweeted by the Congress – saying the Supreme Court had already made its observations on them. The court had said it had not yet been given any evidence to support the claims of bribery.
“There is no iota of truth in the allegations. I totally reject these allegations,” she said. Asked about the Congress putting out the “list” on its Twitter handle, she told PTI: “It surprised me.”
Dikshit said she had nothing to do with the issue and refused to speak further, saying the matter was sub judice.
BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said: “There cannot be double standard 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.”
Taking a dig at Rahul, he said the Congress leader “should have gained wisdom by now, he is no more a child”.