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Rajnath to Sonia: Get your son to resign

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Posted: October 2, 2013 12:21 am

BJP president Rajnath Singh Tuesday slammed Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for writing to state governments to not harass innocent Muslims.

He said such a letter was against the Constitution and urged the Centre to withdraw it,saying it would jeopardise fair investigations and prosecution.

Rajnath also took up Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers. He said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi should get her son to apologise to the nation for his remarks on the PM or get him to resign from the party.

“I saw a remark of Soniaji that the BJP had made a mockery of the PM. I would like to say it was none other than Rahul Gandhi who did it. The purpose of the PM’s visit abroad was defeated because of this remark. Rahul Gandhi has shown disrespect to not only the government but the country itself,’’ he said. He said the BJP would urge the President to not give his assent to the ordinance.

Asked why BJP invited high commissioners and ambassadors of a lot of countries except Pakistan to the Modi rally in New Delhi,he said,“They came to hear Narendra Modi on their own. So far as Pakistan is concerned,our policy is clear: that country must change its policy of belligerence.”

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