Jammu: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad onSaturday said that if Rahul Gandhi would have been allowed to speak inParliament, the Prime Minister would have been "exposed".
"Well, he (Rahul Gandhi) was not given the opportunity ashe wanted to say something on the floor of the House. Had he been given theopportunity to speak in the Parliament, he (Prime Minister) would have beenexposed," the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha told reporters.
Azad said that if there was nothing to hide, then why thegovernment and the MPs of the ruling party did not allow Rahul Gandhi to speak.
"(It was) because they did not want him (Prime Minister) tobe exposed (by Rahul Gandhi)," Azad said.
Azad, who is also the former chief minister of Jammu andKashmir, blamed the BJP for the five-month long unrest in the Valley, statingthat BJP being part of the government did not go well with the people of thestate.
"As far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned we had warned thePrime Minister earlier that BJP government will not go well with the people ofJammu and Kashmir. The situation which prevailed in Kashmir in the past five tosix months, the main reason was the BJP forming the government in thestate," Azad said.
On the issue of Robert Vadra's Bikaner land row, Azad said thatthe BJP government, in order to hide its own failures, was"befooling" the people of the country by taking up "nonissues".
"Let me tell you whenever there has been an attack on theBJP or its corruption or misdoing (is exposed) they will try to divert theattention by saying this has happened and that has happened," he said.
On the Augusta Westland issue, Azad said, "Sometimes theyraise Augusta. Same Augusta thing which was discussed for six hours in theParliament and we had said about Augusta there was nothing and whatever dealwas struck it was not concluded the government came to the conclusion thatthere was something fishy and it was the UPA government which initiated the CBIenquiry."
On the allegations levelled by Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal that political parties were exempted from the limit of cash depositsafter the Congress delegation met the Prime Minister, Azad said that Kejriwalwas fond of leveling allegations.
"Kejriwal in a day level 100 allegations, we met the primeminister to submit a memorandum on behalf of over two crore farmers of UttarPradesh where congress vice president along with other party leaders hadundertaken a Kissan yatra," he said.
He said that over two crore farmers in Uttar Pradesh had filledthe forms given to them by the Congress demanding the waiving of their farmloans.