Cong slams Advani over blogposts

Says BJP topgun "frustrated" over "unfulfilled ambitions"


Sweta Ranjan | June 27, 2011

Congress on Monday lashed out at senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani over the recent posts he mad eon his  blog calling the Congress a 'fiefdom' of the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that the posts revealed Advani's "frustration" over "unfulfilled ambitions", taking a dig at the latter's run as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP during the last two general elections.

"The seriousness of a tall leader is missing in Advani," Tiwari remarked at a press meet here. The Congress mouth also commented that the BJP was conceding the space for a parliamentary opposition to "non-governmental agencies", undermining the democratic set-up.

"The BJP will do well to remember that of the 63 years of independence India has had, the people of the country have given Congress to rule the country for 52 years," Tiwari said.

Congress also attacked Advani's posts on Kashmir he made on his blog in the backdrop of the foreign-secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The BJP leader was accused of raking of the Article 370 issue on Jammu and Kashmir and selectively forgetting the Section 371 that gives special status to other Indian states.

"The BJP has always been a part of the problem, never a part of the solution," Tiwari commented.

The Congress spokesperson that the Advani's post calling the 1971 Indo-Pak war a missed opportunity was factually deficient.

Tiwari said that the BJP leader seems to have forgotten that the 1947 Kashmir acession was a victory for the Indian state and that the 1971 war with Pakistan was responsible for the splitting India's neighbour into two - Pakistan and Bangladesh. 



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