1. Shashi Tharoor’s one-tweet answer to Narendra Modi lightens Congress-BJP war of words. Diwali is here

Shashi Tharoor’s one-tweet answer to Narendra Modi lightens Congress-BJP war of words. Diwali is here

Amid the ongoing war of words between the Congress and the BJP ahead of Assembly elections in Gujarat, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said something to lighten the moods of warring politicians.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2017 1:16 PM
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Amid the ongoing war of words between the Congress and the BJP leaders ahead of Assembly elections in Gujarat, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said something to lighten the moods of warring politicians. Diwali is here.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched one of his most scathing attacks on Congress party, saying the latter considers Gujarat and Gujarati’s as an “eyesore”. While addressing BJP workers in Gandhinagar, Modi said, “Gujarat polls are around the corner and the Congress has developed fever once again. Gujarat has been an eyesore for the party and the family. I won’t repeat what they did to Sardar Patel, his daughter Maniben, and Morarji Desai.”

“They (Congress) did not speak about the work of Morarji Desai or his dedication and commitment to Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. They instead chose to talk about what he ate and drank,” Modi told the massive BJP rally at Bhat village near Gandhinagar.” The PM said this while referring to the former Prime Minister’s fondness of urine therapy.

Despite Modi’s scathing attack, Tharoor tweeted to Modi, “My son has just married a Gujarati, @narendramodi ji. We have nothing but love for your state &its people.”

Tharoor’s reply generated a huge response on Twitter. “‘We’ meaning your family or your party?,” commented one user Ketan Shah.

Ahead of the high-octane electoral battle for Gujarat, Modi had also said, “You (Congress) did not waste any opportunity to strike. When I was the chief minister and you were in power at the Centre, you hatched a conspiracy to put me in jail. You knew that it was not possible until Amit Shah (BJP chief) was put behind bars, you did that. This is the poison, the malice you harbour. Since Patel conceived the Narmada project, it was not allowed to be completed for 40-50 years.”

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    Poda De
    Oct 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm
    Q : Sir, Sonia being a dutiful daughter would have naturally contributed in plenty to the prosperity of her family back in Italy - any idea what she would be discussing there during the visits with her children ? A : Obviously, it must be Gala time of Joy and Laughter joking with contempt about In-laws' place India - Sonia imitating her talk in Hindi, Priyanka wearing Indian dress as fancy-dress showing herself as father s mother and Raul demonstrating how foolish congressmen adore them etc. !
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      Hindustan2014
      Oct 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm
      The speech of PM Modi in Gujarat was unbecoming of a PM of India. He was there at the cost of tax payers money. It was Jansangh and now BJP who used to make mockery of Sri Morarjee Desai when he was in Congress for drinking own for health purpose. I am witness to RSS persons throwing stones on him in a Bihar Public meeting. RSS peoole even asked me to carry the stones at meeting place and throw it at him. Ultimately the public meeting was forced to be abandoned. Sri Bhallav Bhai Patel was no.2 in Congress ministry till he was alive. Modi jee talks about dynasty and immediately wants to know what is done for the family of Sri Bhallav Bhau Patel. What he himself did when he was the CM of Gujarat or PM of country. Clearly BJP is fast loosing the ground. Now a days a new trend has started to talk absurd about Indian history and monuments. It just show hollowness of RSS/BJP.
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        Hindustan2014
        Oct 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm
        The speech of PM Modi in Gujarat was unbecoming of a PM of India. He was there at the cost of tax payers money. It was Jansangh and now BJP who used to make mockery of Sri Morarjee Desai when he was in Congress for drinking own for health purpose. I am witness to RSS persons throwing stones on him in a Bihar Public meeting. RSS peoole even asked me to carry the stones at meeting place and throw it at him. Ultimately the public meeting was forced to be abandoned. Sri Bhallav Bhai Patel was no.2 in Congress ministry till he was alive. Modi jee talks about dynasty and immediately wants to know what is done for the family of Sri Bhallav Bhau Patel. What he himself did when he was the CM of Gujarat or PM of country. Clearly BJP is fast loosing the ground. Now a days a new trend has started to talk absurd about Indian history and monuments. It just show hollowness of RSS/BJP.
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          sunil lakhanpal
          Oct 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm
          Sardar Patel not becaming the first Prime Minister of India these load is still in mind of many old generation Gujaratis ,this is reflected in PM Modi speech . Morarji Desai not becaming Prime Minister during Congress rule after Nehru death this hangouts still in old Gujaratis mind ,and this propaganda is carried out wisely as if Indira Gandhi became PM uncontested . Indira Gandhi defeated Morarji Desai in Congress election by thin margin only ,these shows that contest within congress was competetive and Indira Gandhi became PM wining the election and that it was not the Dynasty Crown.. Congress is no special for any community.
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