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He said that deviating from the "real issues" was the character of the BJP and only the regional forces "can stop its march", according to a statement issued here by his party.
Punjab minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, was full of praise for a reticent Manmohan Singh today and said the former prime minister's “silence” did what the ruling BJP's “uproar” could not.
K Chandrashekhar Rao, president of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), will be accompanied by TRS Parliamentary Party leader and party's Secretary-General K Keshava Rao during his visit, party sources told PTI today.
Targeting the BJP and RSS, Gandhi recalled the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, and said the BJP, like the Kauravas, fought for power, while his party, on the lines of the Pandavas, battled for truth.
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today called for opposition unity and a "Modi-mukt Bharat" by 2019.
Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi's remarks at the Congress's plenary session, the BJP today said that the party which questioned the "fundamental existence" of Lord Ram today wants to be identified with the Pandavas.
Targeting the BJP and RSS, Gandhi recalled the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, saying while the saffron outfits were like the Kauravas, who fought for power, the Congress, as Pandavas did, battled for truth.
He also said that the party's leadership has worked out a realistic road map based on people's aspirations as it moves forward.
Giving a point-by-point rebuttal of Gandhi's speech, senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman termed his address as the "rhetoric of a loser" and "devoid of substance."
Reports that new outlets would be opened in the light of the Supreme Court verdict was baseless", Excise Minister T P Ramakrishnan, told reporters at Kozhikode.
Singh, a senior BJP leader, was referring to the bypolls to Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary constituencies.
Singh also added that "no one has been able to gather the audacity of levelling corruption charges, involving even a single paisa, against any of our ministers".
He expressed concern over some leaders of the ruling NDA at the Centre occasionally making remarks that created an impression of the alliance being against certain sections of the society.
Innocent lives are being lost, he said and referred to the killing of five members of a family in Pakistani shelling on Sunday. The former J&K chief minister added that two girls were in the hospital.
He was reacting to Gandhi's speech at the Congress party's plenary session here where he said that the ruling government was diverting people's attention from issues such as unemployment and farm distress with "fancy events".
The senior lawyer also criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the NDA government over their policy on black money.
Pradeep Gyawali, who was inducted on Friday, also said that the Nepal government had started preparations as it expects both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit the country this year.
Taking the ruling BJP on, Gandhi said the party sought to divert people's attention from issues such as unemployment and farm distress with "fancy events".
Admitting that there was an "environment of mistrust" between India and Maldives caused by a host of issues in recent years, the envoy said, "lack of engagement" was responsible for the current state of affairs.
The party, at its 84th plenary session in New Delhi, adopted a resolution on the economy which said sustained economic growth was the path towards becoming a middle-income developed country.
The results of the by-elections in UP, Bihar and Rajasthan have indicated that BJP's stock was decreasing and the people were disillusioned with the lead party of the NDA, party General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said.
Addressing the 84th Congress plenary session, he also accused the BJP-led government of having "mismanaged" the dispute in Jammu and Kashmir and said the government's talk of fighting two and a half wars was “yet another hollow promise”.
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