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Rahul should take charge of party now, says Goa Cong chief

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

chief Shantaram Naik today said time was now ripe for to take on the mantle of the party president as he is the "leader of masses".

"is a man of masses. The BJP, whose ancestors were with the British during pre-Independence era, has no right to attack Gandhi. I therefore appeal that he should take over the presidentship of the party," Naik told a press conference.

He said calling Gandhi by names like "pappu' or "shehzada" does not suit Prime Minister Modi considering his position.

Naik said the has appointed 20 IT professionals to attack Gandhi on social media, as the saffron party is "afraid" of him.

He alleged that Modi was marketing "falsehood and lies" on the international platforms.

"During his most of the visits in foreign countries, Modi had denigrated the country and criticised party, and their leaders most shamelessly.

"Modi is good at marketing his products and his prime product is falsehood and lies, and not any achievements of his or programmes and policies of the BJP," Naik alleged.

During his address at the University of California in Berkley recently, Gandhi had said he was prepared to lead the

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 17:22 IST