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Rahul Gandhi levelling baseless allegations in frustration: BJP

"While BJP has already made its stand clear over the issue what needs to be noted that it is Congress which misused Gandhi's name all these years," BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 16, 2017 5:49 pm
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Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his attacks, BJP Monday said Congress has become a sinking ship under him and he was levelling baseless allegations in frustration as senior party leaders are joining the saffron camp. Noting that former Uttarakhand Congress chief Yashpal Arya joined the BJP on a day when Rahul was addressing public meeting in Rishikesh in the poll-bound state, BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said, the Congress Vice President could sense defeat in the coming polls and was levelling baseless allegations in frustration.

Sharma also sought to turn the tables on Rahul over his attack on the BJP over recent incidents, including controversial remarks of a Haryana minister, related to Mahatma Gandhi.

“While BJP has already made its stand clear over the issue what needs to be noted that it is Congress which misused Gandhi’s name all these years. It never promoted his works and only looted the public money,” he alleged.

Referring to coal, 2G and CWG scams allegedly involving Rs 1.86 lake crore, Rs 1.76 lakh crore and Rs 72000 crore respectively, Sharma said the Congress under the current leadership was not the same party which led India to freedom.

“Rahul Gandhi should not compare the Congress he is leading with that under Gandhi. Then, it was a movement and Gandhi sought its dissolution after independence.

“The current Congress is known for its scams and has become a sinking ship under Rahul Gandhi,” he claimed. With the Congress leader citing MNREGA to pitch his party’s pro-poor credentials, Sharma accused him of misleading people, claiming that the scheme was first thought of by the last NDA government which had come out with “grain for work” exercise.

Taking a dig at Rahul’s reference to his party symbol of hand, he said it has indulged in looting the country with both hands for decades.

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    Patrick
    Jan 17, 2017 at 11:07 am
    If bjp govt is sure of coruption of Congress. Y they are not putting them behind bars. Let the nation knows
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      Dinesh
      Jan 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm
      What do you except from this who never worked in his life because his family looted money from poor Indians to spoil this B A S T A R D Brat. He even can't change his ie
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        SubbuI
        Jan 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm
        IN THE REPLY TO STATEMENTS MADE BY RAHUL HI IN UTTARKHAND THIS STUPID FACED SPOKES PERSON NEVER REPLIED TO THE OBSERVATIONS MADE BY RAHUL HI.ONE ABOUT NATIONAL FLAG HOISTING IN NAGPUR RSS ADDA AND THE OTHER SUPPORTING S AND HITLER EVEN NOWlt;br/gt;HALLO. WE ARE FED UP HEARING ALL GS AND ALL 1.76, 1.84 AND 72 k LAC FIGURES. NOW WHY DON'T you EXPLAIN SOME THING ABOUT 13600 THOSAND CRORES BLACK MONEY OF AMIT SHAH AND HIS FRIENDS DECLEARED BY MAHESH SHAH AND THE NAMES HE WANTED TO REVEAL ARE REJECTED BY I TAX OF MODI RAJ?
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          SubbuI
          Jan 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm
          VERY SAME OLD FOOLISH CHARGES. NOTHING IS PROVED. BJP WILL PAY HEAVY PTIZE FOR DEMONETISATION AND 108 DEATHS
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            Aditya
            Jan 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm
            Today Rahul showed a torn Kurta he was wearing. I wonder how it got torn and did it happen during his vacations or afterwards. Just wondering thats it.
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