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Confident Naidu takes potshots at Congress

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On the issue of Gorkhaland, Naidu said things will be in prespective once the party manifesto is released on Monday. On the issue of Gorkhaland, Naidu said things will be in prespective once the party manifesto is released on Monday.

Former BJP national president M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday termed Congress as “untouchable” and said the party lacked direction as it did not have a Prime Ministerial candidate.”The Congress-era is coming to an end, which is good news for India. They have adopted a policy of divide and rule and have devalued all institutions and misused departments such as IB, CBI and IT,” he said and added the Grand Old Party will suffer its worst defeats this elections.

On Sonia Gandhi’s meeting the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, he said the party was indulging in a communal game.

“They are looking to divide the Hindus and Muslims for their own interest. They are desperate and these efforts of polarisation of votes will only boomerang on them,” Naidu said at a press conference as the party celebrated its foundation day.

He slammed the Federal Front, saying there were seven contenders for the post of PM and termed AAP as the ‘B party of Congress’. “They have not criticised the Congress, but have only followed them. The only alternative at the moment is the BJP” . The former MP also ruled out a coalition with the Trinamool Congress and said the BJP will be in a position to form a government on its own.

On the issue of Gorkhaland, Naidu said things will be in prespective once the party manifesto is released on Monday.

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