‘Gadkari`s PM from LS remark aimed at own party’

Congress sought to turn the tables on the BJP over Nitin Gadkari`s demand that Prime Ministerial candidates should be elected to the Lok Sabha.

Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 21:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Thursday sought to turn the
tables on the BJP over Nitin Gadkari`s demand that Prime
Ministerial candidates should be elected to the Lok Sabha,
saying it was aimed at internal politics in his party.
"I think if you go into the statement in-depth, it
clearly is targeted somewhere else, possibly on the internal
politics of the BJP itself," party spokesperson Manish Tewari
told reporters.

He ignored Gadkari`s criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh for not being a member of the Lok Sabha and insisted
that his remarks implied that there were "too many" PM
candidates in the BJP which the party chief was trying to
restrict by talking about the "winnability factor".
Besides, Tewari wondered, "Is it their (BJP) position that
the Rajya Sabha should be dissolved or is it their position
that people elected to the Upper House do not enjoy an equal
status as Members of Parliament."

PTI