BJP slams Rahul on questioning Bharti`s contention

BJP on Saturday hit out at Rahul Gandhi for questioning Uma Bharti`s right to contest the Uttar Pradesh polls.

Updated: Jan 21, 2012, 21:43 PM IST

Bhagalpur (Bihar): BJP on Saturday hit out at
Rahul Gandhi for taking potshots at Uma Bharti, saying the
Congress general secretary should remember his family`s
history before questioning Bharti`s right to contest the Uttar
Pradesh polls.

"Rahul should have looked within his own family before
passing a comment on Bharti of being an outsider and
questioning her right to contest the UP Assembly polls," BJP
national spokesman Syed Shahanwaz Hussain told reporters.

Any citizen has a right to contest polls from anywhere
in the country, he said and described the Congress leader`s
comment as "nonsense".

Hussain claimed Rahul`s diatribe against Bharti was
prompted by fear in the Congress camp as she was capable of
swaying the electorate not only in her constituency but the
entire state.

PTI