BJP slams Congress for 'vilification' of Patel at CWC meet; Oppn party dismisses claim as lies
The BJP on Monday accused the Congress of committing a ''sin'' over reports that a leader at the recent CWC meeting made critical remarks about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and asked if the party leadership will take action against him.
As BJP leaders attacked the Congress, the opposition party dismissed the reports with its chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleging that ''spreading lies and canards'' has become a norm for some.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra cited reports that Tariq Hameed Karra, a Kashmiri leader and a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee, had credited Jawaharlal Nehru for Jammu and Kashmir's integration with India and had alleged that Patel wanted to keep the Valley out.
Slamming the reports, Surjewala claimed that they are aimed at giving cover fire to the Modi government to ''justify lies-driven press conferences'' while the BJP dispensation is ''never'' questioned.
''Pity that CWC meetings are reduced to pleasing ‘One Family’ even if it is at the expense of insulting & maligning the stalwarts of the country... The Congress, with a leadership crisis, will always find itself on the fringes,'' he tweeted.
''What sort of mindset is this that one family has done everything and others have done nothing. What the CWC has done is a sin,'' he said.
''This is the height of sycophancy,'' he said.
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