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Congress squirms at Lata Mangeshkar`s wish for Narendra Modi

Congress on Saturday expressed its discomfiture with iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar`s praise for BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate saying the entire country feels pain when something like this comes out from her mouth for an "insensitive" person like Narendra Modi.



New Delhi: Congress on Saturday expressed its discomfiture with iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar`s praise for BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate saying the entire country feels pain when something like this comes out from her mouth for an "insensitive" person like Narendra Modi.

"The entire country respects Lata Mangeshkar. Congress party has always respected her. There is pain and sensitivity in the voice of Lataji...When something like this comes out from her mouth for an insensitive person like Narendra Modi, the entire country feels the pain," party spokespersoon Bhakta Charan Das told reporters here.

Another Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal said personalities popular in art and cultural fields may attract crowds but are not motivators for votes.

" Lataji`s remarks should be taken in this way..She had been a Rajya Sabha member. She hardly came to Parliament. She had no interest in politics and was never involved in it.

"She had wished from God something for somebody and so no can have objection if someone is wishing for somebody. Her wish should not be taken as a view. Some people are trying to take political advantage of this, which is totally wrong," Afzal said.

He added "such people may be popular in art and cultural field. People don`t look up to them for guidance on voting. They can attract crowds but not motivators for votes."

Party general Digvijay Singh, however, refrained from making any comment on iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar praising Modi in Pune yesterday.

"Lata Mangeshkar is our Indian Icon and she is entitled to her political views. We all love her songs," Singh said in his tweet.

After Modi inaugurated a new hospital complex named after her late father Deenanath Mangeshkar at a function in Pune yesterday, Lata had, in a brief address, said "Narendrabhai is like my brother. All of us want to see him become the Prime Minister.

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