n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |
Photo: PTI

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Sunday received praise from the BJP with the party describing his speech in the 80s as "passionate" and "inspiring," while dismissing Rahul Gandhi's Jaipur speech as that of an "opposition leader".

"He (Rahul) certainly spoke like a leader of the Opposition rather than a person belonging to the ruling party," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said. Recalling Rajiv's speech, she said, "I am able to recall when Rajiv Gandhi had taken over his role, a greater role in his party, he had spoken very passionately about how the party should get out of the hold of power brokers. It was a very, very inspiring speech, no doubt."

Referring to Rahul's address at the Congress Chintan Shivir, she said, "Today Rahul Gandhi has spoken with a great lot of idealism. I hope he is able to implement most of the things that he said within his own party first and prove it to the country that he is able to achieve it within his own party before he probably would ever become the PM, if at all, so good luck."

On Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's Hindu terror statement, she said, "They first start saying saffron terror, they engage with terrorists and later on they say Hindu terror. They also would like to call BJP and related organisations and sometimes name a patriotic, nationalistic organisation such as the RSS as a terror outfit."

Taking on Shinde, the BJP leader said, "The Home Minister should better know that he cannot escape from the responsibility of bringing answers to the table rather colour of terror."

Condemning this "periodic misleading of the people in the name of terror politics", she demanded apology from the Minister. "We demand that the Home Minister retracts and also apologise for the statement," she said.

Tag : #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Rajiv Gandhi #Speech

Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians

from firstpost

Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah AliKhameneion Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter w...


Class 10 student gangraped by 5 people at gunpoint in Delhi

from firstpost

Class 10 student gangraped by 5 people at gunpoint in Delhi

New Delhi: A 16-year-old Class 10 student was allegedly gangraped by five persons, including three minors, at gunpoint in Uttam Nagar area of west Delhi.The girl alleged in her complaint that the accu...

Sonia, Rahul greet people on the occasion of Eid

from firstpost

Sonia, Rahul greet people on the occasion of Eid

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.The Congress chief extended her greetings to the people on the fe...

Modi urges agricultural scientists to work towards increasing farm output

from firstpost

Modi urges agricultural scientists to work towards increasing farm output

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday urged agricultural scientists to work towards the twin objective of increasing food productivity and enabling farmers to earn a good livelihood."Ag...

China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft

from firstpost

China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is investigating former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, on suspicion of corruption, the government said on Tue...

Himachal: 20 killed, 7 inured as bus falls in gorge near Shimla

from firstpost

Himachal: 20 killed, 7 inured as bus falls in gorge near Shimla

Shimla: At least 20 persons were killed and seven injured when a bus fell into a gorge at Katarghat on Basantpur-Kingal highway, 65 km from Shimla, this afternoon.The Himachal Road Transport Corporati...

Even as UPSC protests continue govt asks civil aspirants to stay calm

from firstpost

Even as UPSC protests continue govt asks civil aspirants to stay calm

New Delhi: UPSC aspirants Tuesday continued their protest here demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the entrance examination. The government, however, advised them to mainta...