Gadkari is a ‘dealer`, not a ‘leader’: Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused BJP President Nitin Gadkari of being more of a dealer than a leader and heading a party that `believed in sowing the seeds of disharmony`.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2011, 22:09 PM IST

Ranchi: The Congress on Thursday accused BJP
President Nitin Gadkari of being more of a dealer than a
leader and heading a party that `believed in sowing the seeds
of disharmony`.

"Gadkari is not a leader, he is a dealer," AICC
secretary Abdul Manan alleged at a party rally and accused the
BJP of shying away from a debate on the 2G spectrum in
Parliament.
"The BJP is running away from a debate in Parliament
over the 2G spectrum ... but it knows that the foundation of
2G spectrum was laid during the tenure of (late) Pramod
Mahajan," claimed Manan.

Stating that the nation was facing several challenges
like `communalism`, `parochialism` and `regionalism`, Manan
said "the BJP has the distinction of witnessing one of its
former national presidents Bangaru Laxman being caught in a
corruption scandal," Manan said.

AICC leader K Keshav Rao asked partymen in Jharkhand
to take forward the central flagship programmes and hold
meetings even in remote areas to make people aware of the
benefits.
PCC President Pradip Kumar Balmachu said the Congress
never compromised on issues relating corruption and
investigations were on even against its leader Suresh Kalmadi.

PTI