Cong Fumes At Modi For Targeting Sonia

Hitting out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for targeting Sonia Gandhi on the Bhopal gas tragedy issue, the Congress on Monday  said it was a "cheap and blatant" attempt to divert attention from the
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PTI June 14, 2010 21:43 IST

Hitting out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for targeting Sonia Gandhi on the Bhopal gas tragedy issue, the Congress on Monday  said it was a "cheap and blatant" attempt to divert attention from the "debacle" of BJP's national executive held at Patna.

"BJP has alienated itself, not just from its coalition allies, but also finds itself alienated from the people of India due to divisive, disruptive and communal brand of politics practiced by leaders like Narendra Modi," Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said in New Delhi.  

Natarajan said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's reaction speaks of "the anger and distrust people of India feel for Modi". She said the incident is an ample proof of "the fact that the entire country outside Gujarat has rejected Modi and his agenda".  

Describing Modi as "little more than a photo forger, who does not have the stature or moral authority to speak about Gandhi", the Congress spokesperson demanded that he apologise to the nation "for playing a fraud upon the people of Bihar". Attacking Gandhi, Modi had yesterday asked her to break her silence to explain who was the 'Maut ka saudagar' (merchant of death) for the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy.  

"Narendra Modi has deliberately tried to target the Congress President in order to divert attention from his own ignominy and discomfiture that the ally of BJP and Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar refused to even share a stage with him and has objected publicly and vociferously to advertisements, which show him shaking hands with Narendra Modi. 

"This is nothing more than a cheap and blatant attempt to divert attention from the pathetic debacle of the national executive of BJP held at Patna, where it has lost one of its most important ally, thereby highlighting the final and complete collapse of the erstwhile NDA," Natarjan told reporters.  She also asked Modi to apologise to the people of the minority community in Azamgarh "for falsely depicting" a picture of girls from Shibli College there as being an example of the progress of the minority community in Gujarat. PTI

 
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