NEW DELHI, April 20 � Even as Sonia Gandhi made it clear that she was not supporting the politics of smear campaign, Congress stepped up its attack against civil society representatives led by Gandhian Anna Hazare and questioned their credentials, reports PTI.
�Why have they ignored civil society activists like Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander. I think they are more qualified and their credentials are much better than Arvind Kejriwal�, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said. At the AICC briefing, party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan steered clear of the Noida land allotment controversy surrounding eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan, who is a member of the Joint Committee on the Lokpal Bill, and his lawyer son Jayant.
�That is a matter for them to answer and not for us,� she said in reply to a volley of questions on the issue. Asked whether Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan should withdraw from the Joint Committee after the controversy, she said it was for the government and them to decide. The Congress has no view on this, she said.