New Delhi: BJP on Saturday said Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh's controversial blog represented the views of party chief Arvind Kejriwal as it questioned his silence amid a row over the "comparison" of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru with its tainted leader Sandeep Kumar.
The blog's content was "shameful and inexcusable" and Kejriwal must apologise to the people, it said, adding that Ashutosh should also make an apology over his claim that virginity among unmarried boys and girls is nowadays seen as a sign of being "unwanted and undesired".
"This is a case of playback singing. The face of one person and the voice of another," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told media as he alleged that Kejriwal was the main person behind the blog.
"The most worrisome and shameful topic is that the greats like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Atal Bihari Vajpayee...have been sought to be insulted. The father of the nation has been sought to be insulted. The person whom the world follows has been compared with the AAP leader and it is highly objectionable. This is inexcusable," he said, demanding that Kejriwal speak on the matter and tender an apology.
Noting that Kejriwal would go to Rajghat, a memorial to Gandhi, when he was launching his political career, Patra said he must speak now when Gandhi's character has been attacked by his partyman.
The Delhi Chief Minister is presently in Rome to attend the canonisation ceremony to bestow Mother Teresa with sainthood. The BJP leader said he must speak when a saint like Gandhi is being attacked.
Patra claimed the woman in the purported sex video involving Kumar, who has been sacked as a Delhi government minister, has complained that she was "exploited" as he hit out at AAP after Ashutosh said it was a case of consensual sex between two adults.
He insisted that Ashutosh's blog represents the views of AAP. In the blog, written for a private news network, Ashutosh had refrred to the alleged affairs of Nehru and Gandhi.
Attacking the sacked Delhi minister, he said reports suggest that he himself had filmed the sexual act and called it an act of pornography.
Patra said Kejriwal claimed that he cannot verify everybody's credentials while giving them party tickets and posts but he used to attack every opposition leader as if he knew all of them inside out.
First Published On : Sep 3, 2016 19:27 IST