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Surjewala rubbishes reports of Kamal Nath quitting Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today rubbished reports of senior leader quitting the party and accused the of "spreading such rumours, malicious, negative insinuations and canards". "The is running a malicious, ugly whispering campaign to malign the seniormost leaders... "We completely reject any such malicious and negative insinuation that the is spreading," in-charge of the communications department Randeep Surjewala told reporters here. Asked about reports of Nath quitting the party, he said, "Instead of spreading such canards, the should answer to the people of about corruption in the three civic bodies over the last 10 years." Surjewala said the had perhaps forgotten that Nath was not only the seniormost parliamentarian and one of the most experienced leaders, but he was also the architect behind the re-crafting of the party's strategy and narrative during challenging times. Whether it was 1977 to 1980, post-1989 to 2004 or as part of the government, Nath continued to serve the party as a worker, leader and the general secretary, he added. On others quitting the party, the leader said, "The mettle of a leader or a person committed to a political party is tested not when the party is in power but during challenging times. "In today's challenging times, those friends who have left the party can find the best place for them in the as that party is very prone to attracting defectors nowadays, who are bereft of any ideology, direction or commitment to their own party, which is like the second mother to any political person.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 21:42 IST