Ujjain: Rahul Gandhi calls Naxals revolutionaries, Digvijaya Singh backs them, says Sambit Patra

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Monday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to expel former CM Digvijaya Singh over his alleged links with the Naxalites. Talking to reporters at BJP divisional media centre on Monday, he said, “Singh’s telephone number was found in a conversation letter between comrade Prakash and comrade Surendra in Bhima Koregaon case.”

He said that while Rahul Gandhi calls Naxalites revolutionaries, his party leaders were bysy supporting them. He said that a few Congress leaders were already on Pune police radar and added, “It is an issue of national security. Nobody should be allowed to play with it.”

CONGRESS A SINKING SHIP: Patra also raised the issue of Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi who has openly challenged Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to expel him from the party. He asserted that all these incidents indicate that Congress was on the decline. Replying to a question on non-performing assets (NPA), he compared Congress with a shell company and termed its leader Rahul Gandhi as NPA.

The BJP spokesman said that people of Madhya Pradesh have witnessed ample of development during 15 years of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rule in the state and four years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We are double engine government which carries out developmental works with double speed and people of the state will give us a chance on this basis alone,” he claimed.

Replying to a volley of questions with regard to anomalies in ticket distribution, he said that tickets were distributed in a democratic and transparent manner. “Some of our leaders are contesting as independent candidates and some have left the party. Competing for tickets is a natural tendency and it cannot be portrayed as an act of rebellion,” he commented.

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