BJP a drama company: Abhishek Singhvi

At a time when Congress is facing all-round opposition attack on a variety of issues, it has brought back noted lawyer Abhishek Singhvi as one of its spokespersons. Singhvi, who briefed the media on Tuesday, was reinstated as party spokesperson after a gap of over one and a half months. He was barred from holding briefings in the wake of a controversy over his appearance in a Kerala lottery case.

The appearance of Singhvi, an eminent lawyer, in the High Court in the lottery case had raised a storm in the Kerala unit of Congress which had launched a campaign against promoters of lotteries from outside the state.

The Congress leader refused to answer questions on why he was not holding media briefings so far.

Addressing a press briefing, he said: “On issues of corruption, the BJP can do, and does, no better than a drama company. It indulges in mere breast-beating with a double face and forked tongue.”

Singhvi had been asked not to brief the media after the Congress’s Kerala unit lodged a protest with the party high command about his appearance in a lottery case in the Kerala High Court. They said this could hurt the party’s chances in the local body elections. On Monday, the party decided to reinstate him after he reportedly told the leadership that his court appearance was an error of judgement.

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