Ravi Shankar accuses Shinde of "Stoop-Gate" for appointing commission on ‘snoopgate’

Varanasi, (Uttar Pradesh), May 2: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that appointing a judge to probe “Snoopgate” is a “Stoop-Gate” conspiracy of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and his party.

“Congress party is desperate now and therefore they are doing cheap conspiracy. It is a Stoop-Gate of Sushil Kumar Shinde. He has stooped to this level. He is the worst home minister our country has ever had,” said Ravi Shankar.

“Both the home minister and law minister (Kapil Sibal) as well as their party are panicking now. This is a maleficent attempt to target a popular candidate for the PM post. A capable chief minister is going to be the prime minster of our country and they want to investigate the snoop gate now,” he said.

“We’ll get the election results just after ten days. I expect that no judge will become a part to the “political and malafide” exercise targeting a candidate for the PM post,” he added.

Earlier in the day Sibal said that by May 16, the government would be appointing a judge to probe “Snoopgate”, and questioned as to why the BJP leaders are worried about such an inquiry commission being set-up.

“You will get a snoop-gate judge before May the 16th. I do not know why these people are so worried, why leaders of the BJP are worried and why they are making public statements that no judge should join this commission? Because they know for the fact that once the commission is set up there is no saving Narendra Modi. There is documentary evidence of what he has done; how he has snooped on the activities of a young girl. And you see, they set-up the commission in Gujarat immediately. It is really surprising that in Gujarat the chief minister who is sought to be prosecuted or sought to be investigation under such a commission sets up his own commission in the state seeking to probe himself by a appointee of his liking; do you think that case will ever move forward?,” Sibal asked.

Sibal also expressed doubts over the ability of the commission of inquiry appointed by the Gujarat Government to pursue Snoopgate .

The incumbent -Congress led UPA Government- may reportedly approach the Allahabad High Court seeking the services of a sitting judge to head the commission of enquiry. The Government plans to complete this process before the outcome of this election.

Earlier, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley had said yesterday that he would be taken aback if any judge agrees to probe into Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government’s alleged illegal surveillance on a woman architect. (ANI)