Congress accuses BJP of diverting attention of people from 'unprecedented crisis' of migrants


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NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of using diversionary techniques to keep away from giving answers on the "unprecedented humanitarian disaster" of thirsty and hungry migrants happening foot to their native states, after it accused the opposition get together of making an attempt "its greatest to save lots of" fugitive Nirav Modi.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari stated former decide Abhay Thipsay had appeared as an professional witness for Nirav Modi in a London courtroom in his personal and professional capacity.
He stated Regulation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is making a baseless and irresponsible cost.
"As far as the Congress is worried, the federal government has made this cost only to divert the attention of people from the unprecedented humanitarian disaster of migrants walking down on the roads thirsty and hungry in their bid to succeed in their houses amid the lockdown," he stated at a press convention when asked concerning the BJP's charge.
"The regulation minister is making a baseless and irresponsible statement and is enjoying mischief to divert attention as the government's response to the migrants' crisis is ineffective," he stated.
He also requested Prasad if he has ever sought permission from the BJP for his appearances in courtroom for his shoppers.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi additionally attacked Prasad, saying regulation ministers ought to know the fitting of advocates to seem for shoppers.
"Regulation ministers know that the appropriate of advocates to seem for shoppers cannot be trifled with. Thipsay gave evidence in UK courtroom which he has proper to do without dictation by the BJP. One of many three accused in Indira Gandhi assassination case was acquitted because legal professionals like Jethamalani were not browbeaten into not appearing (for the shoppers)," he stated.
Hitting back at Prasad, Singhvi additionally tweeted, "Hope the regulation minister has intentionally or unintentionally not reopened can of worms relating to senior distinguished BJP legal professionals, now departed souls (RIP), whose youngsters held briefs and retainers for high-profile accused in UK."
"Such reasoning denies authorized illustration to accused before conviction and after," he stated.
The BJP accused the Congress of making an attempt "its greatest to save lots of" the fugitive businessman and cited the statement of a former excessive courtroom decide, also a member of the opposition celebration, within the diamond product owner's defence in a UK courtroom.
Prasad stated Thipsay, a former decide of Bombay and Allahabad excessive courts, deposed as a defence witness in the case to oppose extradition proceedings towards Modi by stating that the fees of cheating and felony conspiracy towards him won't rise up underneath Indian regulation.
Prasad famous that Thipsay had joined the Congress in 2018 and had met prime social gathering leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Ashok Gehlot and Ashok Chavan.
The "decide sahab" isn't appearing in his particular person capacity however is working on the behest of the Congress, he claimed, adding that Thipsay is hardly an enormous identify in any other case in authorized circles.