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Nation tired of 'fake acronyms' coined by Modi, Shah: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hitting back at for his relentless attack on it, the party on Wednesday said the country is tired of "fake acronyms" coined by the and expects gravitas from the person occupying the top post.

The opposition party also said that has "lost his political balance" and is trying to outdo his boss in framing "childish" acronyms and levelling "senseless" accusations.

At his political rallies, has continuously targeted Congress, once accusing it of indulging in a "Tughlaq Road election scam" and looting the money meant for the poor, referring to CM Kamal Nath's residence in at 1, Tughlaq Road.

He also claimed that the Nehru-Gandhi family targeted leaders from such as and and was now targeting a "chaiwala".

On Tuesday, Shah accused of doing "ILU ILU with terrorists", saying senior has advocated talks with

"The country is now tired of fake acronyms being coined by It is extremely childish, imprudent, unacceptable and flimsy. It also shows the lack of gravitas or understanding and comprehension of serious issues of governance on the part of the prime minister," Congress said.

"This country can't be run on acronyms... Is this election about who can make better acronyms or is it election about who can make a better India," he asked.

Surjewala asked why is not talking about creation of jobs and about black money of Rs 80 lakh crore that he was supposed to bring in 100 days.

He also asked why the is not speaking about agrarian distress, the down turn in economy and in manufacturing sector.

"Why is he not speaking about problems of traders and shopkeepers," he asked.

To a question on Shah's statement in Nagpur, Surjewala said the has "lost his political balance" fearing an imminent defeat in the Lok Sabha election beginning on Thursday.

"is also attempting to outdo his boss in framing childish acronyms and levelling senseless accusations. Unfortunately, and ji feel that sensible dialogue and a constructive vision is not the way forward in

"They are seriously mistaken.

"and Amit Shah ji feel that abuse and hatred is a solution to all political-ills when it comes to them facing defeat."

Surjewala accused them of polarising people on religion and caste lines to cover "their failures and bring them votes".

"and Amit Shah ji feel that humiliating and mocking their opponents should be the only way to win election. They are seriously mistaken," he said.

The nation, he said, is about progress, this nation is about cohesiveness, this nation is about inclusiveness, this nation is about showing the way to the entire world and humanity that is 'Bhartiya Sanskriti'.

"The Congress party stands for a better, progressive, inclusive and forward-looking and this country is tired of childish acronyms being...used every day," Surjewala said.

"I sincerely hope that after losing this election, they will take lessons from Class I again since the degrees are still in doubt and have never been seen. They will again take admission in the Adult Education Programme and learn lessons about India's culture," he said.

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 21:45 IST