`Manmohan, Pranab can’t think of becoming Congress Prez`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 19:18

Jalgaon(Maha): Bharatiya Janata Party chief
Nitin Gadkari on Sunday attacked Congress saying the party does
not follow democracy and even stalwarts like Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh or Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee cannot
think of becoming party president.

Gadakari at a convention here wondered "if Prime Minister
Dr Manmohan Singh or Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee can
ever dream of becoming president of the Congress party".

In his valedictory address at the Maharashtra BJP
convention here he said, "There is no democracy in Congress
and that party calls us (BJP) undemocratic,".

Continuing his attack on the Congress over the Amitabh
Bachchan controversy, Gadkari today said it was a party of
slavery.

Attitude of Congressmen towards Big B was out of
apprehension that the party president Sonia Gandhi might not
like it, he said.

"Is Amitabh Bachchan Dawood Ibrahim," he asked stating
that Congress behaviour towards the Bollywood icon was
undemocratic.

Speaking about the Bandra-Worli sea link where the
entire controversy started after Bachchan was invited at its
inauguration, Gadkari said the sealink was inaugurated even
though it was incomplete. "It was the Sena-BJP government in
the state which initiated the project and now Congress-NCP are
reaping its fruits," he said.

Referring to rise in prices, he said the policies of
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the UPA government were
responsible for inflation.

"Whenever there has been a non-Congress government at the
centre, inflation has been low," Gadkari remarked.

Referring to his 14 questions to the Prime Minister on
price rise, Gadkari said none of the congress leaders had
answered them because they did not have answers.

The BJP president also hit out at the congress for
creating insecurity in the minds of minorities about the BJP.

"It was the BJP which made APJ Abdul Kalam the President
of India," he said.

Gadkari also advised party workers to increase party`s
base among SC/STs and minorities.

Referring to rise in prices, he said the policies of
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the UPA government were
responsible for inflation.

"Whenever there has been a non-Congress government at the
centre, inflation has been low," Gadkari remarked.

The BJP president also hit out at the Congress for
creating insecurity in the minds of minorities about its main
opposition party.

"It was the BJP which made A P J Abdul Kalam the
President of India," he said.

During the function, Gadkari also advised party workers
to increase the party`s base among SC/STs and minorities.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 19:18

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