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Spell out your stand on Michel, Shah asks Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

BJP Shah Wednesday challenged the to spell out its stand on the extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the helicopter deal.

I want to know whether any middleman should be arrested or not? What does the opposition want? Does it want to save them, he said at a press conference here.

Shah was responding to the opposition charge that the extradition Tuesday was a move to divert attention from other issues.

In on the last day of electioneering for the December 7 assembly polls, Shah said the opposition was left with no issues.

Michel was brought to late Tuesday night in connection with the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP helicopter deal after being extradited by the

On the recent mob violence in Bulandshahr in over alleged cow slaughter, he said it would be unfair to give it a political colour.

He said the made allegations over the violence, in which a and a youth were killed, but things would be after a probe by the special investigation team.

On reports that 'Zindabad' slogans were raised at an election rally by Navjot Sidhu, Shah said the Congress should come clean.

The Congress party should first make clear whether Navjot Sidhu, who hugged army in Pakistan, had gone there on the directions of or not, he said.

Shah was referring to Sidhu's trip to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, which will connect a Sikh shrine in with another in that country.

The controversial hug had taken place during an earlier trip. The recalled that Sidhu had called Congress his He alleged the Congress was involved in negative politics, promoting casteism and appeasement.

The BJP, in contrast, practised the of development, he said. The Congress is not in a position to finalise its ministerial candidate.

They are working to seek votes by projecting different faces in different districts. Congress has no leader, They have promoted caste and religion-based politics, he said.

While the Congress promoted dynastic politics, making members of one family party presidents, the BJP gives importance to those who perform and work to push the country ahead, he said.

"The number of those who filed income tax returns doubled after demonetisation," he said, referring to the Narendra Modi government's 2016 move to scarp high-denomination currency notes.

The BJP has conducted 15 roadshows and 222 big meetings in during its campaign for another term in office, he said.

The votes will be counted on December 11.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 15:55 IST