New Delhi: BJP on Saturday took on Congress and AAP after both the parties took a swipe at it over its decision to suspend party MP Kirti Azad, saying they have no "moral right" to comment on its internal matter and cited the example of how they "mistreated" their senior leaders.
The party said Azad was suspended after he continued to target Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has maintained "impeccable standards" in public life and has "unblemished record".
"BJP is a democratic and disciplined organisation. One-man parties like Congress and AAP have no moral right to give us a lesson," party secretary Shrikant Sharma said, noting that it was party's Parliamentary Board which took the decision to suspend Azad.
Nobody can forget the way Congress denied former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao's body to be brought to its headquarters and the way it threw out its chief Sitaram Kesri, who came from a deprived community, he said.
"In our party, Parliamentary Board takes such a decision while in Congress and AAP one person decides such things. These parties should introspect and not try to teach BJP a lesson," Sharma said.
Taking on AAP, he said its leader and Delhi Chief Minister used "abusive" language against senior leaders like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav before axing them from the party.
Revelling in the trouble in BJP, the Congress wondered if BJP can "suspend free speech, fair comment, exposure of irregularities and corruption". "These are the questions the Prime Minister must answer," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "There is no democracy in BJP. Honest voices are muzzled to protect corruption....