India Elections : Rahul says Advani is no iron man

Attacking BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that it was wrong to call him as a ‘Loh Purush’ (Iron Man).

“There was only one ‘Iron Man’ in the country and his name was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,” he said at an election meeting at the RNA Ground here for Rao Uday Pratap Singh, who is the party nominee from the Hoshangabad-Narsinghpur constituency.

Describing the Congress as the party of the ‘Aam Aadmi’, he said that as compared to the NDA, the UPA had sanctioned more funds to the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi also asked senior BJP leader, L K Advani as to why did he remember the black money issue in Swiss Banks only a few weeks before the Lok Sabha elections?

He said that Advani never thought about the black money stashed in Swiss Banks during six year NDA regime when he was Deputy Prime Minister.

“We know that there was black money in Swiss Banks and the government was trying to bring it back to the country,” he said.

He said that following the Mumbai terror attacks, the UPA government exerted pressure on Pakistan to accept that terrorists involved in the attack were Pakistanis.

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