New Delhi, Jan 1 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday described the Congress as 'Hydra headed party', and said the allegations against the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh should be debated, as the public has a right to know what exactly happened in Himachal.
"I have always said that the Congress is a Hydra headed party. They talk in different voices at the same time. The public has a right to know what exactly happened in Himachal Pradesh. Instead of protesting against each other, let's debate the issue and discuss the facts," Lekhi said in response to the NSUI and Youth Congress in attempting to take a protest march to BJP president Rajnath Singh's residence on Ashoka Road.
"It is such a crime, in which Virbhadra Singh took the bribe through cheque. This is the kind of culpability which exists against him. There should be a proper inquiry in this case," she added.
On Congress comparing Virbhadra Singh's case with former Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, who was involved in corruption in Karnataka, "It is strange that one is an incumbent chief minister and the other is now an ordinary citizen since he has resigned from the post. They are being compared, when in fact, there is no comparison between them."
She further added, "Under these circumstances, it is evident that the Congress wants to dilute the issue and does not want to take action against him. I wonder where Rahul Gandhi is, who was talking about anti-corruption movement a few days ago."
Earlier today, the activists of the Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) were baton charged by Delhi Police, as they sought to take a protest march towards the official residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh.
Media reports said that between 40 to 50 Youth Congress and NSUI protesters were taken into custody and moved to the Parliament Street Police Station, as the demonstration took a turn for the worse.
Police had to install a three tier barricade in the central part of the national capital to prevent the protesters from moving towards Rajnath Singh's residence on Ashoka Road.
The Youth Congress and the NSUI activists accused the BJP and its allied wings of wrongly protesting outside Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's 12 Tuglaq Lane residence on Tuesday over the corruption issue linked to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
They also said that the BJP had no right to protest when it was in the process of re-inducting former Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, who has also been accused of alleged corrupt practices, especially in the mining sector.
On Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha had protested in front of Rahul Gandhi's house here, condemning Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who has been accused of graft.
The protestors gathered in front of Rahul's 12, Tughlak Lane residence, and raised anti- Congress slogans. Some even tried to cross the steel and iron barricades.
The protestors led by BJP leader and BJYM pre