RSS has foisted Narendra Modi on BJP: Congress
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 20:35
  
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Attacking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its PM candidate Narendra Modi, Union Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday accused them of indulging in divisive politics.

“He (Narendra Modi) isn't a man of substance, he doesn't know how to keep this bouquet called India together,” Sharma said.

"Due to the Bangladeshi people and incorrect governance, the people of the northeastern states are in trouble. But due to governance in Gujarat, Pakistan is now in awkward position," the Gujarat chief minister said at a 'Naba Chetana' (fresh consciousness) rally in Agartala today.

On Modi's comment that he had never before seen such a crowd in Assam while working as a RSS worker in almost all districts of the state, Sharma said, “RSS has foisted Modi on BJP, I have condolences with their party members.(sic)”

“Earlier, as a RSS worker I had worked in almost all districts of Assam and organised many events but never did I see such a crowd before, “ the BJP's PM candidate said.

"Yeh to abhi aandhi hai, election aate aate yeh Tsunami me badal jayegi aur Congress ka namo nishan mita degi (this is just a storm now but by the time elections come, it will turn into a tsunami and wipe out the existence of the Congress)," he added.

Further, reacting over the today's remarks made by senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Sharma said, “BJP paralysed Parliament, they should introspect, they opposed every commendable initiation of ours.”

Calling Rahul Gandhi a late entrant on the anti-corruption plank, the BJP today said Rahul should have spoken on the issue much earlier.

Alleging that the Congress-led UPA government's mindset has led to a "decay" of key institutions including Parliament, BJP today said it poses a serious issue before the next Lok Sabha as it is threatening the survival of democracy in the country.

Leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley said, "He (Rahul) is a late entrant and he should have spoken on the anti-graft bills much earlier."

Earlier, Sharma lashed out at those who charged the Congress with dynasty politics, saying, for 30 years there hasn't been a Prime Minister from the Gandhi-Nehru family.

“Dynasties don't have a hiatus or rupture of three decades. Manmohan is the third longest serving Prime Minister. After 30 years, it's unfair to say there's dynastic politics in the Congress,” he had said.


First Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 20:31


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