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Congress demands apology for obnoxious remarks made by BJP spokesperson on RaGa’s R-Day seat

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(G.N.S) Dt. 27

New Delhi

Even a day later, the controversy over Congress president Rahul Gandhi being alotted a seat in the sixth row during the Republic Day parade doesn’t seem to be dying down as the BJP questioned the worth of Rahul Gandhi being accommodated in the VVIP enclosure.

A fuming Congress hit back at the BJP saying the BJP wasn’t doing any charity and the saffron party should apologize for the obnoxious remarks made by its spokesperson.

“It is the arrogance of the Prime Minister that is brushing upon the leaders of the BJP, when the Prime Minister doesn’t use parliamentary language what would you expect of spokespersons? The people know what the Congress party is about and we never insulted the opposition leaders when we were in power,” said Congress general secretary BK Hariprasad.

“We have our own history and fought for the freedom movement. What GVL Narasimha Rao is doing is insulting the entire Congress family,” he added.

It is the arrogance of the Prime Minister that is brushing upon the leaders of the BJP, when the Prime Minister doesn’t use parliamentary language what would you expect of spokespersons? The people know what the Congress party is about and we never insulted the opposition leaders when we were in power.

The Congress went on to argue that Sushma Swaraj and LK Advani were seated in the front row when it was in power and never stooped so low in politics.

Stirring a hornet’s nest earlier in the day, GVL Narasimha Rao told the Congress party to check the rule book before creating an unnecessary controversy and indulging in petty politics.

He went on to add that “Rahul Gandhi did not deserve to be seated in the VVIP enclosure and honour was bestowed upon him in doing so”.

Naturally the remark didn’t go down well with the Congress who reminded GVL that he was not even into politics when the then Congress government honoured Sushma and LK Advani.

“Even if they would have not invited Rahul Gandhi, he would have taken an ordinary ticket and gone and sat in the common man’s enclosure. It’s not about the Congress, it’s about Indian democracy. People of this country are asking the government and they need to answer,” said Congress’s Tom Vadakkan.

Behind the rhetoric, the Congress seems to be shifting its stand as far as the row over Rahul Gandhi’s seating arrangement is concerned.

The party does not want to be seen as clamouring over Rahul Gandhi’s VVIP seating arrangement when the party president has himself spoken out against VIP culture.

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