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Cong flays Modi jibe at Rahul

Defending Gandhi and hitting out at Modi,Dwivedi said “some people are playing politics over serious and sensitive issues.”

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
October 27, 2013 3:28:53 am

Taking strong objection to Narendra Modi’s frequent “Shehzada” jibes at Rahul Gandhi,the Congress Saturday virtually issued a threat to the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi saying its workers were capable enough to stop use of such undignified language against its vice-president.

The party also indulged in a damage control exercise after Gandhi’s remarks about Pakistani agencies approaching Muslim youth in Muzaffarnagar came in for all-round flak saying the “feelings” and the “spirit” behind his statement need to be understood properly. Senior Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said the essence of Gandhi’s statement that communalism of all hues should be condemned and opposed. “What kind of language and culture is this,” he said without naming the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.

He said the Congress workers are tolerant. “But if tomorrow they will not tolerate use of such language against its vice-president what will happen. Congress workers are not reacting out of respect for the code of conduct and laws of the country and are thus quiet. Otherwise,the use of such words can be stopped in two days. We don’t want such a situation to arrive,” he said.

Defending Gandhi and hitting out at Modi,Dwivedi said “some people are playing politics over serious and sensitive issues.” He said the Congress has always condemned and opposed communalism and “it doesn’t matter whether it is Hindu communalism or Muslim communalism.”

It was not just Dwivedi. Union Ministers Manish Tewari and Beni Prasad Verma too hit out at Modi and the BJP and the RSS.

Bihar BJP makes speech available on cellphones<\b>

For those who would not be able to make it to BJP’s mega event “Hunkar Rally” on Sunday,the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s speech at the home turf of his bete noir Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar can be heard on mobile phones. The speech can be heard by dialling 022-45014501 and the caller would have to pay for it,BJP leader and Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav told reporters at the venue.

BJP general secretary and incharge of Bihar Dharmendra Pradhan said the rally would be Modi’s first political engagement in Bihar. “Bihar heralded political change in the country in 1974 through JP movement,the Hunkar rally will be crucial in the 2014 polls,” Pradhan said. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi flagged off a mobile tea stall named “NaMo tea stall” to highlight the Gujarat chief minister’s childhood as a tea seller in trains.

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