Jammu Tawi, September 28
Stating that the protests by Congress leaders on the issue of cancelling postal stamps has once again exposed the Congress for its love, attachment and loyalty towards a particular family, BJP state spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that opposing the decision of the Union Government betrays its lack of any worthwhile issue to fight for.
“Unwarranted and unnecessary reaction by the senior Congress leaders of Jammu against cancellation of postal stamps of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi has now made it crystal clear that the Congress cannot think beyond Gandhi family, which remains its sole leitmotif”, said Balbir Ram Rattan.
The BJP Spokesperson said that the Congress had dozens of other leaders, who had better public standing in comparison to Indira Gandhi, who imposed emergency in the country for the sake of power and later Rajiv Gandhi, under whose tutelage the nation suffered Bofors Scam, signalling the start of Congress’ era of scams.
Balbir Ram Rattan reminded these so called loyalists of a particular family that BJP-led NDA Government has retained eminent figures under the new definitive theme of postal stamps. The Congress leaders like Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Subash Chander Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rajendra Prasad have not been excluded but they hardly matter for the present day Congress. “Will these leaders explain why Jagjivan Ram from Dalit community, P.V Narsima Rao from South Indian Brahmin community, Sardar Buta Singh from Sikh community, were not given due status in the Congress as all of them had devoted their entire life for it”.