Amit Shah links Salman Nizami's comment on Modi with Kashmir issue
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday linked politician and writer Salman Nizami's comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's family background, giving a new twist to the entire controversy.
Not allowing the political steam against the Congress to die down, Shah attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over Salman Nizami's comment and asked Rahul to clear his stand on Kashmir issue.
On Saturday evening, Shah tweeted: "Rahul Gandhi will have to answer to Gujarat why he has brought Salman Nizami to Gujarat? Rahul Gandhi will have to give an explanation whether he is in favour of an independent Kashmir or apologise to the people of Gujarat."
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Seeking to redeem another political point after the windfall score he gained following Manishankar Aiyer's 'Neech' comment, Modi shared a screenshot of Nizami's tweet on the micro-blogging site where the latter compared Gandhi's family legacy with Modi's background.
Hitting out at Nizami, the Prime Minister tweeted: "I want to tell all Congress leaders who are abusing me, mocking my poor family, asking who my parents are- this nation is my everything. Every moment of my time is devoted to India and 125 crore Indians."
I want to tell all Congress leaders who are abusing me, mocking my poor family, asking who my parents are- this nation is my everything. Every moment of my time is devoted to India and 125 crore Indians: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/JGYxfiBPjA— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) December 9, 2017
Shirking of responsibility, the Congress tried to distance itself from Nizami saying he does not hold any party post.
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, with whom Nizami was seen in several pictures, told India Today that she cannot be held responsible for anyone's activity who clicks picture with her.
Priyanka even said Modi's reply to every individual further shows the Bharatiya Janata Party's desperation to win the Gujarat election.
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