Printed:October 31, 2017 eight:29 pm
The Congress stated on Tuesday that the BJP was “adopting” leaders like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as its personal participation within the freedom wrestle was absent and accused the get together of rewriting historical past. The Opposition get together’s criticism got here on a day the federal government marked Patel’s beginning anniversary with fanfare.
Requested in regards to the BJP’s cost that Patel was not given Bharat Ratna until a non-Congress authorities got here to energy, Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan stated, “This enterprise of attempting to undertake Congress leaders is a transparent indication and admission by the BJP that their participation within the freedom wrestle was not solely lacking however is completely out of context.”
“They’re now attempting to undertake Congress leaders and attempting to rewrite historical past,” he stated. Vadakkan stated if an award is given or not given that’s historical past, “we’re into floor actuality”.
“What did Sardar Patel Ji do and who did he ban, these are points which might be in public area. Sardar Patel Ji is a Congressman, will stay within the hearts of individuals, awards don’t matter for him,” he stated.
The Congress chief additionally asserted that the get together didn’t need certificates from anyone to have a good time their leaders. “Our leaders have been there and they’re Congress leaders. Let there be no misunderstanding about it,” he stated.
Requested in regards to the mediation of Sri Sri Ravishankar on the Ram Temple challenge in Ayodhya, he alleged that, “Sri Sri is representing the federal government pursuits.”
The Congress chief stated the Supreme Court docket has made it very clear settlement is feasible, however requested as to who had appointed individuals just like the Artwork of Residing chief to take cost. “Now the entire challenge is, if they’re authorities brokers working in the direction of this, I believe that defeats the very goal the Supreme Court docket talked about,” he stated.
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