Gadkari a political pygmy: Moily

Dubbing Nitin Gadkari as a "pygmy in politics", Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday slammed the BJP chief for his remarks against Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 21:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Dubbing Nitin Gadkari as a "pygmy
in politics", Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday slammed the
BJP chief for his remarks against Congress President Sonia
Gandhi.

"The poor chap is a pygmy in politics," Moily told
reporters here, describing Gadkari as a "small-time
politician" presiding over the fate of a national political
party.

Moily was referring to the statement of Gadkari in which
he had compared Gandhi`s resolve to fight corruption to
Pakistan saying it is combating terrorism.

"When Pakistan says we will fight terrorism, even the
people of Pakistan and rest of world don`t believe them.
Similarly, when she (Gandhi) says so (on corruption) even
Congressmen will not believe," Gadkari had said yesterday
addressing a BJP meet in Kolkata.

Questioning the "moral authority" of Gadkari in attacking
Gandhi, the Union minister said before making any statement,
the BJP chief should first look at allegations of corruption
against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

"It is a mischievous statement against a person who
consolidated the party when it was on the verge of
disintegration," he said.

PTI