Congress disagrees with Salman Khurshid’s remarks

PL Punia
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Congress has started talks with the BSP for a possible pre-poll alliance for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections but no such move has been initiated in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh where polls are also slated for the year end, say party leaders. Party sources say informal talks were underway to find a common ground with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Madhya Pradesh, while a state party leader said that all efforts are being taken to prevent division of votes of anti-BJP votes. BSP had polled 4.29 votes in Madhya Pradesh in the last election. However, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot told IANS that no such discussions with BSP or any other party have taken place as far as the state is concerned. AICC in-charge of Chhattisgarh P.L.Punia told IANS: “No discussions have taken place on the alliance so far. There is no such proposal. You must have seen in the ‘Sankalp Shivirs’ that we have initiated, we are preparing ourselves for all the 90 seats in the state. There is nothing as of now (on the alliance).”

New Delhi, April 24: The Congress on Tuesday disagreed with “Muslims Blood” remark of Salman Khurshid in toto.

Addressing a press conference, party leader PL Punia said: “Congress disagrees with the statement of Salman Khurshid in toto”.

“Everyone must know that both prior and post-independence Congress is the only party which has worked towards building an egalitarian society by carrying all sections of ppl together as also religious and ethnic minorities”, he added.

Responding to a question at an event organized in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Monday, Khurshid had said, “I am a part of Congress so let me accept that we have the blood of Muslims on our hands. I am telling you this; we are ready to show the blood on our hands so that you understand that you too must not get blood on your hands.”

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