Cong says Rahul's visit a rece

The party refutes charges of "politicising the issue"


Sweta Ranjan | May 11, 2011

The Congress on Wednesday refuted opposition charges that Rahul Gandhi visiting the protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh was a "politicisation" of the issue.

Reacting to BJP's Rajnath Singh's comments thatRahhul was unnecessarily politicising the issue, Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said, "It is a issue that the government at the centre is sensitive to. So, Rahul Gandhi's vist to the farmers is an attempt by the Congress party to gain first-hand information of the protests."

She also criticised parliamentary accounts chairman (PAC) for holding a prss conference on Tuesday on the draft report of the PAC's 2G probe."It is irresponsible of Murli Manohar Joshi to be holding press conferences while the draft report is pending clearance by teh PAC itself," she said. She called for Joshi's removal from the PAC saying that he should not "force the report on the other PAC members" with such tactics.



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