New Delhi: Going all hammer and tongs against Congress head honcho Sonia Gandhi and UPA government, BJP general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda lambasted the ruling alliance and claimed that the remarks of party president Nitin Gadkari are a bitter truth which everyone has to swallow.

Demanding an apology from Gandhi, Nadda asserted that the remarks of Gadkari targeting Congress head are befitting and factual. The reaction of the Congress on Gadkari’s statement exposes their illogical mentality, he added.

It is noteworthy that Gadkari remarks in Kolkata on Wednesday that Gandhi fighting out the corruption is like Pakistan dealing with terrorism had sparked off a war of words between the BJP and the Congress.

Gadkari's language and style has always stirred up political controversy, but this time instead of defending themselves, the saffron party has decided to adopt an aggressive attitude towards Congress and UPA.

Questioning Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan remarks, Nadda said, “Natrajan’s calling it gutter-level politics showed the Congress' mindset. And they should apologise many times for it.”

Nadda further said, “It's the Congress which should make an apology for using terms like 'merchant of death' for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and comparing him with Dawood Ibrahim.” Nadda also listed out corruption and the police crackdown at Ramlila Maidan among issues for which the Congress should apologise.

Meanwhile, the BJP is constantly building pressure on the Centre over the 2G spectrum case. Nadda on the 2G spectrum case said, “The Home Minister and Dayanidhi Maran are equally guilty as Raja is and hence they should immediately resign or the government should be dismissed.”

(JPN/ Bureau)