Shakeel Ahmed's remark: Rahul warns party men

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    Shakeel Ahmed's remark: Rahul warns party men; Jaitley says Congress painting IM as riot victim

    New Delhi: In a signal that out-of-turn remarks will not be tolerated, Rahul Gandhi on Monday warned that those who go beyond the party line will face action.

    "Spokespersons and panelists may have their individual views, but as party spokespersons and panelists you have to be within party line. We cannot go beyond party ideology. Those who go beyond will be noticed and action will be taken," Gandhi said.

    Former Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that the party vice-president made these remarks while inaugurating a meeting of party spokesmen and panelists at a time when Lok Sabha elections are less than a year away.

    Gandhi's warning came on a day when the party disapproved of the remarks of party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed and party MP Rashid Masood that the 2002 Gujarat riots had led to the formation of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).

    Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Union ministers Beni Prasad Verma and Jairam Ramesh have at several times been ticked off by the party leadership for their controversial remarks on various issues.

    Gandhi also wanted partymen to be "very decent" in the language at a time when the trend of indecent language was catching on on the social media.

    "We cannot do that. We are party of Mahatma Gandhi," the Congress vice-president is reported to have told the meeting.

    Madhya Pradesh police have registered a case against Digvijay Singh for his alleged "insensitive" tweet on children posted while the sodomy charges against former finance minister Raghavji came to light recently.

    The complainant had underlined that the tweet of Singh in which he allegedly wrote "Baccha Baccha Ram Ka Raghavji Ke Kaam Ka" has hurt the majority community.

    When party leaders from Gujarat noted how Narendra Modi's government dissiminates wrong information, Gandhi said that people may be spreading lies, but we will rely on truth. "We have to seek the truth," he said.

    The meeting addressed by Gandhi is being attended by 200 young and experienced party workers including five from each state, 16 from NSUI and youth Congress besides AICC national spokesmen and media panelists.

    It is to showcase the achievements of the party to the people and take Congress view point to them on various issues.

    The two-day media conclave of Congress is aimed at toning up its communication strategy in states in the run up to the assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

    At the meeting, the party will also unveil its social platform "Khidki" for spokespersons from across the country encouraging them to use it as a window of opportunity besides giving them lessons on the dos and don'ts of electronic media.

    The programme also features round-table discussions in ten groups organised for spokespersons from states and NSUI and Youth Congress representatives on a host of current topics.

    Jaitley slams Congress

    Meanwhile, charging Congress with trying to communalize the 2014 elections, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday said the ruling party "is doing so to deflect the agenda as it is faced with both the crisis of governance and lack of leadership".

    The leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha also hit out at Congress spokesman Shakeel Ahmed for seeking to "rewrite" history by his "desperate attempt to communalize the issue of national security" on his remarks on the birth of banned terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen and linking it to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

    "Faced with both the crisis of governance and a lack of leadership, UPA's desperate strategy appears to be to deflect the agenda. Under no circumstances must the destruction of 'The India's story' by UPA be allowed to occupy the centre stage of the electoral agenda.

    "UPA has, therefore, only one option left. Communalize the polity in the country and change the electoral agenda. All those who want to throw UPA out of office must understand that their focus must remain on the issues of governance which UPA will try to duck," Jaitley said in an article.

    On Ahmed's remarks on IM, the BJP leader said "the Congress Party's spokesman has sought to re-write history. His effort is to somehow paint Indian Mujahideen as an organization of the aggrieved who are victims of riots in Gujarat. He ignores the international context and Pakistan's strategy behind the creation of Indian Mujahideen. This is yet another desperate attempt to communalize an issue of national security."

    Jaitley said Congress's conventional strategy has been that whenever they "fail" at governance it goes back to the last resort — the alleged charisma of Congress Party's first family, which "appears inadequate".

    "The outgoing leadership of UPA is perceived to be ineffective; the incoming are perceived to be non-leaders," he said.


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    Shakeel Ahmed acting like Indian Mujahideen spokesman: RSS

    Washington: A senior RSS leader has slammed Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed for his remark that 2002 Gujarat riots led to the formation of Indian Mujahideen, saying he is acting like spokesman of the terror outfit.

    "Shakeel Ahmed is acting like IM spokesperson. Terrorism flourishes in India courtesy apologists like Ahmed," RSS National Executive member Ram Madhav wrote on Twitter - the micro blogging site.

    Ram Madhav is currently here in connection with the visit of BJP president Rajnath Singh.

    "Shakeel Ahmed's justification of terrorism is shocking. It is the Congress brand politics that has bred all forms of terror in India," Ram Madhav wrote.

    His tweet was in response to Congress general secretary Ahmed's remark that Indian Mujahideen was formed after the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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    Gujarat riots created IM, tweets Shakeel Ahmed

    BJP hits back, says “desperate” Congress playing communal card for vote-bank politics

    A senior Congress leader sparked a fresh row on Sunday after tweeting that the Gujarat riots had resulted in the formation of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen. The statement evoked a sharp reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which accused the Congress of playing the communal card for vote-bank politics.

    “Indian Mujahideen was formed after the Gujarat riots, says NIA in its charge sheet. Even now BJP and RSS will not desist from their communal politics,” Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed tweeted.

    Hitting back, the BJP said the remarks were “stupid” and “reprehensible” as the Pakistan links of such outfits were well known, and alleged that a “desperate” Congress was trying to communalise the political scenario and was playing with national security as it had “no answers for all the wrongs” it had done.

    “There is this competition among various Congress spokespersons and leaders to deliberately communalise the country’s political scenario, because they have no answer to stinking corruption, malgovernance, price rice, unemployment, the general sense of suffering the people of India are having,” deputy leader of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said.

    Terror outfits, he added, were active in the country before the 2002 riots. “Why are they playing with national security? Is it not a fact that IM has links with Pakistan-based terrorist outfits … Is it not a fact that much before 2002, there was SIMI with designs to usher in terrorist attacks in India. These are all too well known. Please don’t play with national security.”

    When contacted, Mr. Ahmed blamed the “communal politics of BJP for the chain reaction” on the issue of terror. “This [2002 riots] was the reason behind the creation of Indian Mujahideen. If they forsake their communal politics, outfits like IM will cease to exist,” he said.

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    This is just the issue I am talking about.

    Communalising India in the name of politics and secularism.

    Indeed, BJP is a Hindu leaning political party and its ideology is clear.

    Congress claims to be a party for All and hence secular.

    That is what appeals to the sensibilities of a majority of Indians.

    Must such stupidity be allowed to tarnish the image?

    In fact, it will polarise people and the vote bank politics will run a riot!

    Why make life more difficult for the Muslims than what it is with such asinine tweets and then fools like Sanjay Jha trying to justify it on TV?

    Best would be to condemn the tweet and take some cosmetic but important political decision by suspending him for 1 month or some such stuff. It would show that the Congress does not have any truck with communalism and is, instead, genuinely secular.

    But instead they are defending Ahmed through ingenuous deception and total bunkum!

    By defending Ahmed, they are burning their boats!

    India requires genuine secularism and not cosmetic hogwash!

    Even those who really believe in secularism are getting tired by the imbecilic attitude being displayed by the Congress.
     
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    Today, it was disgusting to see debate on Times now with reference to this subject. Two congress spokesperson were not condemning statement rather they were saying that our party does not endorse such view. And we can’t respond to certain person private tweet. Has this certain person not a congress general secretary?

    Even more disgusting to see that they were not ready to call IM a terror organization. After three times questioning on the same subject, later they said they condemning the all terror organization including IM. I was shocked.

    It’s really shocking that instead of fighting against terrorism collectively, we are doing politicization. Our national security is indeed under threat.
     
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    one side chincoms are threatening and this conki goons dont have guts to utter even a single word against them nor the govenment
     
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    Fools like Digvijay Singh and Shakeel Ahmed is making life difficult for the Congress.

    No wonder Rahul Gandhi has had to step in and indirectly told that flapping lips lose ships!
     
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    Yes, Gujarat riots caused 9/11, Kashmir terrorism, all the riots in the history, partition of India and world terrorism. Only if Hindus start believing this then life would be so much easier for Islamists and Kongress.
     
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    Some believes this blindly. If Rahul Gandhi says this, I bet every congi dog and media goons would be shouting and justifying it. Did you see that Javed Ansaree of CNN-IBN ?? He was shamelessly defending statement.

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