Cong hits out at Gadkari

Hitting out at BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, the Congress on Monday asked him to specify his relationship with party MP Ram Jethmalani.

Lucknow: Hitting out at BJP chief Nitin
Gadkari, the Congress on Monday asked him to specify his
relationship with party MP Ram Jethmalani who had defended
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

"Jethmalani who had defended Afzal Guru became a BJP MP
thanks to Nitin Gadkari. I will ask him to spell out his
relationship with the veteran jurist," AICC general secretary
Digvijay Singh told reporters here.

On Gadkari`s refusal to apologise for his remarks that
Afzal Guru was like a son-in-law for the Congress, he said he
did not want to give any importance to someone making such
"non-serious" comments.

Defending his remarks, Gadkari said in Kolkata
yesterday that there was no question of his tendering an
apology over the issue.

Singh, in-charge of Congress affairs in Uttar Pradesh,
also asked the BJP to explain its ties with the killers of
former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

"Advani was at the helm for six years but he did not
hang the killers of Rajiv Gandhi. Will the party explain its
relationship with them?" he asked.

PTI

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