BJP pulls up UPA over Janardhan Dwivedi's comment

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 02, 2013 13:50 hrs

Taking on the UPA Government over Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi's comment that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi share a very good relationship, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said it would be better if the Centre spends sometime in laying emphasis on the issues concerning the Indian economy and the common man of this country.

Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nirmala Sitaraman said," This is an issue, which completely depends on the Congress' internal affairs, but instead of spending time on whose relation is what with whom. I would like Congress to spend time and see what is happening to the economy, the 'aam-aadmi' (common man) is desperate for relief from the price hike and other issues, which are bothering the common man. The food is rotting in the go downs, the citizens would like to hear more about that rather than what relationship prevails between one member and another."

Earlier, senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi on Tuesday indicated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh might be projected as its candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, virtually ruling out party's vice president Rahul Gandhi out of the race.

This also brings all speculations of party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi as a Prime Ministerial to rest.

The Congress general secretary said, "the relationship that is seen between the prime minister" and Congress president Sonia Gandhi "has never been seen before".

Making it clear further about the Congress's choice for the prime ministerial candidate, Dwivedi said, "in all probability it is the ideal model for future also".

"The relationship between the prime minister and Sonia Gandhi is unique and their camaraderie cannot be replaced easily. We have not seen this sort of duality in any other time and in all probability it is the ideal model for future also," Dwivedi said.

In the past, even Rahul Gandhi has ruled himself out of the race for prime minister's post. Days after being elevated to the position of vice president, the Gandhi scion had said that he would work to strengthen the party. (ANI)

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