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Cong hits back at BJP, reminds Modi of Advani, Joshi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today hit back at Prime Minister Modi for mocking its presidential and, raising the issue of "internal democracy" in the BJP, asked him when he would answer questions posed by the leaders of his own party.

communications incharge Randeep Surjewala raked up the names of former top guns such as L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sanjay Joshi, and Anandiben Patel, alleging they were "victims" of Modi and chief Amit Shah's "internal democracy".

"Dear PM, your love for 'Shahzad', 'Shah-Zada' and 'Shaurya' is now well known, but 'Nation wants to know' when will you reply to the questions raised by senior leaders, 'Shourie' (Arun), Sinha (Yashwant) and Sinha (Shatrughan)," he posted on Twitter.

Surjewala further tweeted, "Blinded by rage and enmity, what unimaginable depths would you fall to?"

He also referred to senior BJP leaders such as Advani and Joshi in another tweet.

"Modiji, do tell and country about the victims of yours and Amit Shahs 'internal democracy' in BJP, namely- Lal Krishna Advani, Keshubhai Patel, Hiren Pandya, Kanshiram Rana, Anandiben Patel, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sanjay Joshi, who were compulsorily lost in pages of history," he said.

Earlier, while addressing a poll rally in Gujarat, Modi had mocked the over the upcoming of its president, alleging the party had a history of rigging organisational polls.

The charge was raised after a Congress leader from Maharashtra, Shehzad Poonawala, alleged that the Congress organisational polls were "rigged" and state party delegates were not elected.

Modi said at the rally the outcome of the to the top post in the Congress was a foregone conclusion.

"If you do not have democracy in your home (party) how can you practise it in the country," Modi asked.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 19:45 IST