BJP has named PM nominee without getting mandate: Congress leader

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 23:47

Ahmedabad: Congress leader and Haryana Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday slammed the BJP for announcing its Prime Ministerial aspirant without getting mandate from the electorate.

"They have hurriedly crowned a Prime Ministerial aspirant without a proper mandate from 121 crore Indians," he said, targeting Narendra Modi, the BJP`s PM candidate.

"In their quest to crown their leader, BJP and its leaders are consciously and sub-consciously attempting to berate India`s inherent socio-economic strength," the minister told reporters here.

Surjewala said the Congress has always been focused on well-being of the common man. "Congress has written a new history in favour of millions of Indians with the sole aim to give them voice, opportunity, trust and enforceability through conception of rights of common man in a statutory framework."

"This rights-based approach to governance and law-making is aimed at delivery of justice and fair play to every citizen of India," he said.

"We have given Acts like Right to Information, Right to Education, Right to Food and Nutrition, and Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition," Surjewala said.


First Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 23:47

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