Later on Sunday, the Congress dismissed Javadekar's call for action against Mir, saying it was his demand that pushed the investigation into the case initially. "For us, Mr Modi has to present the candidate to the voters as this will send a different message to them", said a senior leader, recalling that the last time Mr Modi addressed rallies, he coined two catchy phrases, "Ten percent sarkar" and Seeda Rupaiah (instead of Siddaramaiah) government" to drive home his charge that the Congress government in the state was corrupt.
In the video, which was played during a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Mir is purportedly telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated and that the main culprits were still at large.
Javadekar, citing the BJP's decision to remove Singh and Ganga, wondered if Gandhi would only point fingers at others, but maintain silence on the comments of his party's J-K unit chief. The authenticity of the video could not be independently verified by PTI. "He should apologize to nation".
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The HRD minister rued that there had been no gender sensitization for men in the country for generations, claiming it to be a reason behind the heinous crimes against women, and said, "No amount of condemnation is enough for such incidents".
The leader, who is scheduled to attend the party congress in Hyderabad from April 18-22, has said that the need of the hour is to remain united against the BJP-RSS and revive the party's struggle among the Dalits, farmers and workers. The members of BYJM said that the presence of union minister for women and child development and other saffron party leaders polluted the environment. V R Sudarshan from Kolar and Prasanna Kumar from Pulakeshinagar here are said to be cozying up to BJP with the expectation of getting ticket from that party. "Since the locals were adamant and did not allow them to offer flowers, we left the village without saying anything", said BJP's Etah district president, Dinesh Vashisht to the paper. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and data of the text.