Wednesday, September 29, 2010

bjp takes on diatribe by digvijay singh

29 Sept 2010


From Our Delhi Bureau

NEW DELHI: The Bhartiya Janata Party on Wednesday took offence to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh trying to show it in bad light as not inspiring confidence because of its past record despite its president, chief ministers and other leaders joining the government in appealing to accept whatsoever Ayodhya verdict comes on Thursday with patience and cordiality. 

"He has played so many no balls in politics. Better if he now plays a fair game and does not create tension in the country with his irresponsible statements," BJP spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain affirmed at a Press conference here. He said the Congress general secretary is in the habit of creating controversies by speaking in support of Naxalites and even terrorists after the Batala House encounter in Delhi despite getting rap on the knuckles from his own party.

Digvijay Singh has been a chief minister and hence he should know how to remain in limits, though "we know his frustration with the BJP that ousted him from power," Hussain said. Nothing should be done that spoils the cordial atmosphere among the communities, he said.

Refusing to give a straight answer on the upcoming Ayodhya judgement, he said the party has always respected the judiciary's pronouncements. The party will, however, first examine the judgement and then give its response, he added.

Meanwhile, the BJP's central parliamentary board on Tuesday cleared names of 87 candidates for the Bihar Assembly elections, dropping four sitting MLAs, and authorised president Nitin Gadkari to decide rest of the names in consultation with others. The candidates were selected or dropped on the sole criteria of winnability, Hussain said.


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