BJP hits back at Priyanka Gandhi daughter for her age remark

April 12th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Priyanka Gandhi Raipur, Apr 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday rapped Congress party’s star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi for her age remark. Addressing reporters in Raipur, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Gandhi family sees any remark on the Congress party as a personal attack and it seems that they only constitute the party. “Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had commented on the Congress party and not on a particular person. He meant to say that the 125 year-old party has not been able to cure the ailments of the country. So, he termed it as an old party,” Prasad said.

“I never comment on Rahul Gandhi and never so on Priyanka, but her remark that ‘Do I look old’ gives strength to our apprehensions that the Congress party is just about mother, son and daughter,” added Prasad. Priyanka Gandhi had made the remark during an election rally in Amethi.Prasad also slammed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for declining to hold a live debate with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani, as he has no answer to give for the faults in the governance. “Manmohan Singh said that by participating in a debate with Advani he would be supporting him being a contender for the post of Prime Minister. Who is asking him to support Advani for becoming Prime Minister? His party will do that. The reason he is not agreeing to participate is because he has no answers to give,” Prasad added. (ANI)

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