Gujarat porngate: Cong takes a dig at BJP

New Delhi: The Congress today had a dig at the BJP over another porngate scandal rocked the oppostion- ruled Gujarat after Karnataka, saying it exposes the true face of the party which swears in the name of Indian culture. "BJP MLAS were found watching indecent pictures in the Gujarat Assembly. It seems the opposition party has not learnt any lessons from a similar episode in Karnataka. Had tough steps been taken in Karnataka, this would not have been repeated in Gujarat.

"We can only pray to God that such a thing is now not repeated in any third BJP-ruled state," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters here. He said the incident has "exposed the true face of the BJP", which keeps "harping" about Indian culture. The scandal rocked Gujarat Assembly where two BJP MLAs have come under the scanner for allegedly watching obscene pictures on a tablet during proceedings.

Legislators Shankar Chaudhury and Jetha Bharwad were yesterday seen spending time on their tablets during the House proceedings here and allegations are that they were viewing obscene pictures of women. Alvi also felt that it will be "unfortunate" if B S Yeddyurappa again became Chief Minister of the BJP-ruled Karnataka till a court decides on the charges against him. He was replying to a question on indications that the former Chief Minister could be brought back to head the government in Karnataka.

Yeddyurappa today left Bangalore for Delhi to hold a meeting with BJP senior leaders, including L K Advani, to resolve the crisis in the party`s Karnataka unit on the leadership issue. Talking separately, Tiwari said it was time for the BJP to introspect on their conduct and character in light of such scandals.

"I think time has come for the BJP, which calls itself a party with a difference, to introspect as to what`s the difference in their conduct and character..," he said. The Congress spokesperson said, "If elected legislators continue to defile the temples of democracy, then I am afraid people would loose faith in them. I think the BJP rather than pontificating to the world about morality should take serious action against such people".