Puri, Odisha, June 4 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Monday said Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi's comments made at Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting against yoga guru Baba Ramdev, anti-corruption group Team Anna and opposition parties over the issue of corruption were 'not needed'.
Gadkari questioned whether the movement initiated by Ramdev against black money was 'anti-national'.
"Sonia Gandhi’s allegations made against Ramdev are baseless," Gadkari told reporters on Monday.
"Is it anti-national to start a movement to bring back black money for the betterment of the country?" he said.
"I feel should not have made such comments," he said.
Gadkari said Gandhi should raise above politics and understand the real meaning of the fight against black money.
"She should raise above politics and work hard for the betterment of the country," Gadkari said.
Gadkari made the comments after Gandhi, who presided over the CWC, criticised opposition parties on Monday and said the allegations made against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were 'baseless' and 'false'.
"Opposition and some other anti-Congress forces are making false allegations against the Prime Minister," Gandhi said while addressing the CWC meeting.
"We will have to fight fiercely against such allegations which are part of a conspiracy," Gandhi said.
Prime Minister was attacked by the anti-corruption group Team Anna members in recent times over the controversial coal blocks allocation while Singh was in charge of the portfolio.
Allegations of a possible coal scam are based on a report by the government's auditor Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) which said it lost about Rs 1.8 lakh crores by not following an auction for coal fields.
Accusing Singh of over-ruling advice to auction coal fields, Team Anna have threatened to launch an indefinite hunger strike protest unless an independent investigation is commissioned by the Prime Minister before July 24.
Gandhi said the party will be judged by its public image and hence efforts should be on building the party instead of groups within.
"Non-Congress governments are not cooperating in policies and programmes formulated by the Centre. We have to strengthen our organisation for the coming elections in Lok Sabha and many other states," she said.
"If we work towards strengthening the party, our growth will be two folds. Workers should not be demoralised. Party workers are ready to face any challenges," Gandhi said.
"The organisation is not assessed by the performance of an individual but as a party," she said.
She said the economic problems troubling the 'aam admni' (common man) at present is a 'challenge' before the government.
"The whole world was passing through a difficult phase and we have to face it and we are facing it," she said.
Meanwhile, Ramdev on Monday met Gadkari to in an attempt to gain support of the party in his fight against black money.
Ramdev is likely to meet several political parties to draw their support for his movement.