Is Afzal Guru your son-in-law? Gadkari asks Congress

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  1. Dark Sorrow

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    Dehra Dun/New Delhi Taunting the Congress over the delay in hanging Afzal Guru, BJP President Nitin Gadkari asked the party whether the Parliament attack death row convict was its "son-in-law".

    In comments that could stoke a controversy, Gadkari thundered at a BJP rally in Dehra Dun last night asking Congress leaders "Is Afzal Guru the son-in-law of Congress? Have you(Congress) given your daughter to him(Afzal). Why is he being given special treatment?"

    Congress reacted with disdain to Gadkari's remarks saying he has lost his mind and scoffed at the BJP chief.

    When asked by reporters today whether he would apologise for his controversial remarks, Gadkari said he stuck to his stand.

    "I have said nothing wrong. I stick to my stand and so there is no need (to apologise)," Gadkari told reporters in Dehra Dun.

    In this regard, Gadkari said Congress government of Delhi was sitting on the file related to execution of hanging of Afzal Guru for four years and when asked Chief Minister Sheila Dixit said it was done on the instructions from the then Union Home Minister.

    Now the decision is pending with the President, he said.

    "I have not made a wrong statement. They (Congress) should rather give the reply as to why they are not executing the orders of the Supreme Court," he said.

    Gadkari made a reference to the Afzal Guru issue while slamming the Congress and the UPA for the delay in the hanging of the death row convict, bringing the focus back on the Afzal case file.

    Congress said Gadkari has lost his mind and sarcastically said he needed serious help.

    "The remark smacks of obscenity, obnoxiousness and obtuseness," Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari said in New Delhi

    Tiwari further said, "it is very obvious that the esteemed president of the BJP has lost it completely. The BJP should take pity on him and deposit him into a psychiatric facility. The man needs serious help."

    Targeting Congress, Gadkari had said, "It(Congress) is a party full of fearful people. They can never fight with terrorists and can never get rid of terrorism. It is a party which will bow down in front of terrorists and can never protect India."

    The Supreme Court upheld Afzal's death penalty in 2005. Since then, the Opposition has attacked the Congress for delaying his hanging, saying if Afzal is not hanged India will be seen as a soft state. Afzal is on death row for over eight years after he was convicted of masterminding the December 13, 2001 attack on Parliament.

    Four years after its opinion was sought, the Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi finally gave its opinion to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna recently saying that it supports the Supreme Court's decision to give death sentence to Afzal Guru, but added a rider saying that the implications of the execution must be taken into consideration.

    Within hours of this, Khanna returned the file asking the Delhi government's stand on Afzal's mercy petition. The Delhi government sent back Afzal's file saying that it stood by the Supreme Court verdict.
     
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    Lol the BJP chief is trying hard to show he can speak like Modi. Why cant people be civil.
     
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    Poor choice of words to say the least. One cannot understand as to why it has become fashionable for politicians of all hues to use street language.

    The decision on Afzal Guru should be taken expeditiously, one way or the other.

    The justice system is very slow and the government and bureaucracy should not add to the delay in decision making.
     
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    If BJP can keep Afzal guru on the news, its a victory for them. INC is really at a disadvantage in this issue, so BJP wouldn't mind this gaffe.
     
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    Son-in-law, in India, is treated specially in the mother-in-law's house. And given the treatment meted out to Afzal Guru under this regime, Gadkari is right in asking whether he is the Son-in-law of Congress. How is that uncivil?
    And politicians use the language which can strike a chord with people(aam aadmi).
     
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    After losing elections, BJP have lost it's mind too.
     
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    After winning elections, Congress is practising its famed votebank politics by even compromising the anti-terrorism fight. Remember, how they went after Gujarat police after they encountered a terrorist named Ishrat Jehan. It is now being confirmed that Ishrat Jehan was a terrorist by none other than David Headley. Ishrat Jahan was an LeT fidayeen: Headley
     
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    Off the topic, i hate this word vote bank politics coming out from the mouths of BJP fellas. What they do is nothing but vote bank politics to polarize the country and get votes of 83% of the country!!

    Hypocrites.!!
     
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    It may be poor choice of words but what he meant to convey was absolutely correct . congress has become a monster for its vote bank politics . Its known to everyone that central home ministry was behind delaying the process of his mercy plea.

    Entire country is in mess. Naxalism , seperatism, and terrorism has reached a new level . Well done DR Manmohan singhjee and Sonia Madam .
     
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    Hypocrites?! True...but they have one saving grace, they atleast have a nationalistic stance on issues that have grave bearing on the nation's security. Anyway, since, the congress is in power, its useless to discuss the merits/demerits of BJP.
     
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    You are pro congress it doesn't mean they are all good. Country internal security has never been so weak in recent few years. We are lucky to be in urban parts . But very soon we will also face music of unrest within the country.
     
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    True, Kashmir is on the boil again. Naxalism has reached its nadir. Terrorism is now routinely accepted fact of life. Regionalism has again raised its head. Corruption is blatant, just look at the 3-G auction. Inspite of all this, the Congress and its madam claim themselves to be the paragon of virtue.
    They dont seem to have any conviction on any issue. All that matters to them, is votes. There is no clear agenda or policy. Take naxalism, or corruption or terrorism or pakistan or regionalism, on every issue there is no policy. In this confusion, chaos reigns supreme.
     
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    He is civil that is why he has passed the statement with visible question mark not with sign of exclamation!

    You hate because it brings real face of INC back again and again and again.....BJP is far from doing something like bullshitting constitution by giving religion based reservation only to muslims. Are not Jain, Shikh and Christen need, doesn't Muslim OBC and SC gets reservation benefits? Why to whole Muslim community and only to muslim community if it is all about minority welfare?

    Hypocrites are those people who justifies INC's acts like fuel price rise by comparing it with what it was in then BJP rule. You came in power calling BJP an anti-poor party and now you are justifying your action comparing it with BJP's. If you say you are better, then prove yourself better by comparing with best not by worst(as per you)....................Sorry but this is the stretch of hypocrisy.

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    Do you remember once 'Antonia Maino' alias 'Sonia Gandhi' said to then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee that he has lost his mental balance? If yes please enlight me with your [expert] opinion.
     
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    To those who think I am pro congress, I am pro India. Surprise surprise, I voted BJP when india was shining. So shut up before you brand anyone. I am objective in my thinking and not swayed by emotions.
     
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    Rahul, a good politician is a hypocrite. Otherwise he would not be one. Everyone in politics is a hypocrite. That's why I said off topic in my post.

    Talking about price hike of fuel, the BJP govt here in karnataka has flatly refused to help by reducing taxes which is at 5% entry tax and sales tax at 25% saying he can't let go of the revenue. And he did his best to enforce the bunch protesting the hike.

    Politicians are all hypocrites. Period.. They cry foul while in opposition and then do the same things when in power.

    Johnee, BJP is not the only one who can call itself nationalist. Anyone who thinks about his country is one and that should hold good for the entire population else they are traitors.
     
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    As far as regionalism is concerned , I am afraid the BJP is worse than Congress. Look at their alliances. who has promised separate state for Gurkhas.
    IMO, there's not much to choose between the "Lotus" party and the "Palm" party. Their eonomic policies are similar, both favour "big ticket" relations with select Businesses. The same business houses donate to both the parties.
    The "seular" vs "communal" card is a big distraction. As far as foreign policies are concerned Congress seems to be a more mature player, but that could be due to long years in power and experience.
    What I don't like about the congress is that the only ideology guiding them seems to be "stay in power at any cost". They adopt populist measures to gain left leaning votes. Their mixed (socialist/capitalist) reforms won't take us anywhere.
    I think we need a truly national right wing liberal party, but there's a small problem the constitution of India allows only socialist parties. So MNS is ok but a liberal party is not.
     
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    Making Gadkari BJP Prez was poor but sadly only choice. He can not handle it. BJP is dying for attention, they are digging grave of whatever land they find for arguments. These statements are nothing constructive & will continue with bitter language exchange from both sides. Till then media has found its monthly bread...
     
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    Very true
    INC has been fighting against regionalism for a very long time.

    But when it comes to terror, Congress has been slipping, atleast in the last few years.
    Why is Afzal's sentenced not carried out, because they are afraid of the reaction from Kashmiris? the same Kashmiris who are demanding independence.
    Their reaction after 26/11 was hardly inspiring either.
     
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    We need to understand that the reason due to which after so many years & so many issues not a significant actions has been exercised by any GOI is that no political leader has enough strong will or internal support to clean the things which can dirt their hands. This has been a simple SOP of GOI lead by any party.

    "If there is dirty pool, let it be there" - This is the simple attitude. What we expect that political leader will step in & do the good boy hero job is just philosophical truth & not reality.
     
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    He might be feeling threatened since Modi is often projected as PM material while Gadkari left away from shine.
     

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