MoS Jitendra Singh slams Sonia Gandhi, terms remarks on PM 'absurd'

Jammu: Terming as absurd the comments by Congress President Sonia Gandhi describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "Shahenshah", Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that her remarks amounted to "sacrilege of democracy" and disregarded the mandate of people.

"That sounds very absurd," Singh told reporters in Jammu when asked about Gandhi's remarks in which she had attacked the Centre over the celebrations of two years of NDA government.

"To make remarks like this not only amounts to sacrilege of the democracy but it amounts to disregarding the mandate of people and also disrespecting the preference shown by the people of this country in favour of the Prime Minister," said Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office.

MoS PMO Jitendra Singh. Image courtesy PIB

MoS PMO Jitendra Singh. Image courtesy PIB

On charges against Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, Singh said that law will take its own course.

"For a party which is totally centered and totally based on family lineage, any threat which they perceive to family interest is perceived by them as national interest. Time has come when people of this country will force them to make a course correction," Singh said.

News reports on Tuesday quoted from purported papers seized by the IT Department during searches last month on an arms dealer's premises that allegedly led to a trail of emails between Vadra and his assistant on the one hand and the dealer's aide on the other regarding the purchase of a London house for approximately Rs 19 crore in 2009 which was subsequently said to have been sold.

Vadra's legal firm has denied that he owned the London property directly or indirectly. It also denied that Vadra had any business ties with the arms dealer or his aide.

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Updated Date: May 31, 2016 20:30:31 IST

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