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BJP slams Naik for questioning party role in freedom struggle

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The today hit back at the president Shantaram Naik over his statement questioning the saffron party's contribution in freedom struggle in the context of the 75th anniversary of the Quit movement.

leader Hemant Golatkar said the was responsible for "all the ills and problems like the Kashmir issue".

"We pity the ignorance of Naik about the history of and the independence struggle as he was just a child during the Independence movement and during liberation movement of Goa," the BJP's North general secretary said.

He said it was the party which was responsible for "all the ills and problems like the Kashmir issue, disputes with China, poverty, and deep-rooted corruption".

Golatkar said the Congress was responsible for creation of Pakistan, which has become a constant irritant for our country.

"The led by Prime Minister Modi at the Centre and by in the state are trying to resolve the problems and the mess created by successive Congress governments," he said.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 19:07 IST