Written byGarima Bora
Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, hit back today at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting the Congress, reminding him of the party's legacy by listing out the names of its Presidents from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family.
He asked the Prime Minister to now speak on the Rafale aircraft deal, unemployment and suicide of farmers during his rule.
To jog PM Modi’s memory: among the Congress Presidents since 1947 were Acharya Kripalani,Pattabhi Sitaramayya,Purushottamdas Tandon,U N Dhebar,Sanjiva Reddy,Sanjivaiah,— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 17, 2018
Chidambaram also listed out other names and said the Congress was proud of the humble origins of its post-Independence leaders like Babasaheb Ambedkar, Lal Bahadur Shastri, K Kamaraj, and Manmohan Singh and many others besides thousands of others during pre-Independence days.
Grateful that PM Modi is concerned about who is elected as Congress President and he devotes a lot of time talking about it. Will he spend half the time and speak about demonetisation, GST, Rafale, CBI and the RBI?— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 17, 2018
Will PM Modi speak about farmers’ suicides, massive unemployment, lynchings, rape crimes against women and children, anti-Romeo squads, gau rakshak vigilantism and increasing terror attacks?— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 17, 2018
In an election rally in Chhattisgarh yesterday, Modi had asked the Congress to make a Congressman, from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family, President of the party for five years.
At the rally in Ambikapur, Modi had also attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi and asked him to give an account on the contributions of the four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family to the nation.
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