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Congress Mouthpiece Shouldn’t Rake Up Decade Old Issues: NCP

NCP said, ‘Congress Darshan’ should not rake up decade old issues against former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, party president Sonia Gandhi.

Published: 28th December 2015 11:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2015 11:00 AM   |  A+A-

By ANI

NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said the Congress mouthpiece ‘Congress Darshan’ (Hindi edition) should not rake up decade old issues against former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi.

“Sonia has had her own experiences of success and turmoil in the last 20-25 years after Rajiv Gandhi and her mother-in-law’s assassination. She has also successfully run Manmohan Government for about ten years,” NCP leader Majeed Memon told ANI.

“These things which are being spoken are almost two decades old. It’s a matter of history. It need not be raked up again without any justification. I am only wondering as to how Congress’ own mouthpiece could just dig up these all ancient maters,” he added.

Memon further said that the editor of the mouthpiece Sanjay Nirupam has expressed his regret and apologised for the publication.

In the December issue of ‘Congress Darshan', questions are raised on the decision of party icon and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet.

The article clearly states that Nehru should have listened to freedom fighter and former home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s views on international affairs.

It also criticised Sonia Gandhi and said her father was a fascist soldier.



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