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Opposition playing petty politics for ulterior motives: Kamal Nath

“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have played politics by imposing such allegations against me,” Kamal Nath told the media.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2016 7:48 pm
Congress, Congress MLA, Barwani, Barwani MLA, Rajya Sabha, Rajya Sabha elections, Barwani rape case, Barwani MLA rape case, Barwani rajya sabha nominees, rajya sabha nominees, Bhopal High Court, Congress in MP, MP Rajya Sabha polls, Congress in Madhya Pradesh Rajya Sabha, Madhya Pradesh Rajya Sabha, Vivek Tankha, Rajya Sabha nominee Congress, national news, news, Madhya Pradesh news, Kamal Nath, Congress news, Madhya Pradesh news, MP news, latest news, India news The Congress leader came under fire after being appointed as the party’s in-charge of Punjab affairs over his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Congress leader Kamal Nath, who has resigned as the party’s in-charge of Punjab affairs, on Thursday rubbished the allegations being levelled against him and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of twisting facts for their ulterior motives.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have played politics by imposing such allegations against me,” he told the media.

“After 22 years, Nanavati Commission gave a verdict in my favour. Sukhbir Badal from Akali Dal spoke in the favour of the verdict,” he said.

Nath accused the opposition parties of attempting to divert people’s attention from real issues in Punjab including farmers’ plight.

The Congress leader came under fire after being appointed as the party’s in-charge of Punjab affairs over his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Kamal Nath requested her to relieve him from his duties so that the attention of the party is not diverted from real issues such as the ‘rampant drug trade’ in Punjab.

“Certain elements are raking up these issues now only for political gains. I am touched by the support shown by our party workers and leaders in Punjab in rejecting the false accusations. I am a practitioner of Nehruvian politics and maligning of the Congress party using false accusations is unacceptable to me,” Nath said in the letter.

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Hoping that the party focuses on the upcoming elections rather than the furore over his appointment, he added the Congress must highlight the issues of misgovernance, misery of farmers and youth, break down of law and order and rampant drug trade in Punjab.

“Given this, I request that I may be relieved of my charge to ensure that the attention is not diverted from the real issues facing Punjab,” he said.

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    IML sood
    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    No need to shed crocodiles tears, have Cong. leaders forget what they were saying and saying even now about Gujarat riots?As you sow so shall you reap,no escape now.Time to wind up the Cong. party and Pappu is helping to do it as soon as possible.Just matter of time.
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      ashok s
      Jun 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm
      Congress has failed to field perfect spokesman against the bjp. If they could then he must have asked bjp of inflation of basic commodities, any change whether it has happen in financial policy. Other then changing names of policies ,the bjp has done nothing
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        tiger
        Jun 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm
        Mrs hi may not be a saint but she was India's iron lady and Sikh killed her. Operation blue star helped many community to behave as an Indian should be.lt;br/gt;Issue is not Mr. Nath but why community force the government to act.
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          tiger
          Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01 am
          She stood steadfast when the w world turn blind eye on carnage created by west stan. more over India never produced a leader alike Mrs Ghandi were you have the culture of rape woman. Shot and kill an unarmed person not consider as a heroic act.
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            Deshu
            Jun 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm
            Opposition parties are doing same thing what Congress party has been doing during its 60 years of rule in India.As you sow so shall you reap.
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