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No vendetta in nudging governors to step down: BJP

PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 00:05

New Delhi: BJP on Friday rejected the charge that its government was acting with vendetta in nudging the Governors appointed by previous UPA regime to step down.

"We are not working with vendetta against anyone. But those who have been political appointees, their appointees are no longer there in power. We cannot stop anyone from stepping down as per their own conscience," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters.

Hussain said his party`s government was not asking anyone to quit from their posts but reminded the political appointees that the government at the Centre has now changed.

To a question on the Planning Commission, he said the government is discussing the role of such institutions, which are meant for public good, but took a jibe at the panel which defined Rs 26 as the yardstick for assessing those who were considered above poverty line.

"There is a debate on the role of such organisations which were formed for the benefit of the country to do public good. The government will address the issue," he said.

The BJP leader also took a jibe at Congress saying its leaders have yet to realise that they are out of power now.

Attacking former Union Minister P Chidambaram for recalling the legacy "left behind" by the previous Congress government, Hussain said the public has already "left Congress far behind" through their verdict.

"P Chidambaram is recalling the legacy and has used the word "left behind" many times in his press conference. He should understand that people of the country have left them far behind," he said, adding "Congress cannot believe they are out of power."

Hussain said the condition in which Congress left the country`s economy, the people are "angry" over it and have given them a lesson by throwing them out of power in which "the previous Finance Minister also had a big role to play because of the way the economy was badly handled".

First Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 00:05
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