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Congress hits back over Shah's jibe, says dismiss Jaitley first

IANS  |  Ahmedabad 

The on Tuesday hit back at President over Ayodhya issue in the apex court, saying if a party is sought to be blamed for a lawyer representing a side in a case, then Minister should be dismissed for having appeared for Dow Chemicals in the gas tragedy case.

"If a lawyer from a political party represents any party (in a case) can attract blame for his party, then will be dismissed from the government and also from the party?" spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters here.

He was responding toAmit Shah's latching on to lawyer and leader Kapil Sibal's plea for deferring hearing the Ramjanambhoomi dispute case till after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and asking party Vice President Rahul Gandhi to clear the stand on the Ram temple issue.

Surjewala said Congress' stand on Ayodhya issue has always been clear. "The Ayodhya case will be decided by Supreme Court," he said, adding "is playing the role of Manthara (a character from Ramayana known for negative influence)."

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for raking up "irrelevant issues", the spokesperson asked them instead to give an account of their 22-year rule in poll-bound Gujarat on the issue jobs, farmers' distress, problems of youth and reservation for Patidars.

Modi is reverting to "Mughal Raj", "Aurangzeb", "Tughlaq", Pakistan, Afghanistan, China to divert attention from real issues, Surjewala alleged.



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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 23:40 IST