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With former foe,Sibal lashes out at BJP

A day before Delhi votes,Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk Kapil Sibal launched a broadside against the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Written by Sukalp Sharma | New Delhi |
May 6, 2009 1:09:47 am

A day before Delhi votes,Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk Kapil Sibal launched a broadside against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Sitting by his side was former foe and Lok Janshakti Party leader Shoaib Iqbal.

“BJP always says if the Muslim vote gets divided,they would win. They never talk about the merits of their own candidate,” Sibal said. Iqbal had earlier quit the race to ensure the “Congress vote” does not split.

Blaming the BJP of playing the communal card,Sibal said “BJP’s Ram is different from Lord Ram”. “Ram for them is Rajnath,Advani and Modi,” he added.

Sibal was speaking at a press conference at his residence with Iqbal and BJP councillor from Ballimaran Renuka Gupta,who defected to the Congress as she “felt suffocated in the BJP”.

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Iqbal lashed out against BJP Northeast Delhi candidate BL Sharma ‘Prem’ for allegedly making communal remarks.

“The type of language he used is very unfortunate. The Election Commission should send him to a ‘mental hospital’,” Iqbal said. Sibal added: “This is a violation of the model code of conduct.”

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