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Congress counters Narendra Modi over Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s legacy

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 13:35

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Taking on Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader Ajay Maken on Thursday said that people who are unveiling Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue should at least follow his principles.

Maken’s reaction comes after BJP leader LK Advani and Modi today laid the foundation of a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat.

Further hitting out at the Gujarat Chief Minister, the Congress general secretary said, “Being from Mahatma Gandhi`s party, all I can say is Ishwar inko bhi sanmati de (better sense prevails upon them).”

The former Cabinet minister also said that people can see the proceedings of Parliament `live`, but cannot watch the live Assembly proceedings of Gujarat.

Maken also accused the BJP of playing ‘majority vote bank politics’.

Without mentioning RSS and the BJP, the AICC`s Communication Department in-charge said that woman journalist Vidya Subrahmaniyam, who had written an article on RSS and Sardar Patel, is getting threat calls.

Strongly rejecting Maken’s claims, RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav tweeted: “Ajai Maken lied abt FIR against RSS? Media says there is none in d said Thana. Desperation leading to lies? If there are threats investigate.”

First Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 13:35

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