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Advani, Joshi victims of Modi's internal democracy, Cong hits back at BJP

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI): The Congress on Sunday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mocking its presidential election and, raising the issue of "internal democracy" in the BJP, asked him when he would answer questions posed by the leaders of his own party.

Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala raked up the names of former BJP top guns such as LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sanjay Joshi, Keshubhai Patel and Anandiben Patel, alleging they were "victims" of Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah's "internal democracy".

"Dear PM, your love for 'Shahzad', 'Shah-Zada' and 'Shaurya' is now well known, but 'Nation wants to know' when will you reply to the questions raised by senior BJP leaders, 'Shourie' (Arun), Sinha (Yashwant) and Sinha (Shatrughan)," he posted on Twitter.

Surjewala further tweeted, "Blinded by rage and enmity, what unimaginable depths would you fall to?"

He also referred to senior BJP leaders such as Advani and Joshi in another tweet.

"Modiji, do tell Gujarat and country about the victims of yours and Amit Shah s 'internal democracy' in BJP, namely- Lal Krishna Advani, Keshubhai Patel, Hiren Pandya, Kanshiram Rana, Anandiben Patel, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sanjay Joshi, who were compulsorily lost in pages of history," he said.

Earlier, while addressing a poll rally in Gujarat, Modi had mocked the Congress over the upcoming election of its president, alleging the party had a history of rigging organisational polls.

The charge was raised after a Congress leader from Maharashtra, Shehzad Poonawala, alleged that the Congress organisational polls were "rigged" and state party delegates were not elected.

Modi said at the rally the outcome of the election to the top post in the Congress was a foregone conclusion.

"If you do not have democracy in your home (party) how can you practise it in the country," Modi asked.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Karnataka will not allow this Baniya and Marwari party.

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  • Gabriel, Sagar

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Truth is bitter, a bit hard to swallow. Internal democracy is a matter of the heart and it is not a matter of the head.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    L K Advani, M M Joshi, Yeshwant Sinha, Shatrugan Sinha & Arun Shorie hate Modi ...

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  • Mona, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Adwani was the one to bring in Modi and project him as the PM candidate, poor Adwani never thought of his (modis) next move.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    These guys don't seem to understand.
    Congress despite having so many leaders who have come from grassroots level can never aspire to become the President of the party.
    Because the president post is always 'Reserved' for the Gandhi family.
    If this is not Dynasty politics ,what is?
    They don't seem to understand that the new generation abhors people getting a post on the basis of his family.
    Why else is Congress loosing everywhere? Apart from the corruption issues.

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  • Prasanna, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Before Poonawala also depended like this Sujiwala.................

    Slavery will not end soon

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  • leslie, udupi

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This Modi is dangerous
    He has systematically destroyed all his challengers in his party...
    Now he is pointing fingers at opposition without any facts...
    Few years more Chaibhai... May be few months...
    When your own will be flabbergasted...

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Sun, Dec 3 2017

    MODI & SHAH Permanantly sent Sr. Leaders like Advani, MM Joshi, Y Sinha and many other leaders into exile.... and fooled Indian voters of ACHE DIN & 15 LAKHS MONEY IN BANK ACCOUNTS!!!??? What a SHAME?

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 3 2017

    Absolutely right. This tradition has been proved by BJP. Same fate awaits Modi. Same fate for Amit Shah, Jaitley, Rajnath, Swaraj and so on.........

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 3 2017

    Does he know the meaning of Democracy ...

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sun, Dec 3 2017

    Cutting any part of Body causing bleeding & the color of Blood is red Congress or BJP all are fooling us..that's what they think..

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