Press Esc to close
Thursday 26 May 2016
News updated at 11:53 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.2°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Shinde has a life beyond Patna: Khurshid

New Delhi, Oct 29, 2013 (PTI):
Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. DH photo

Dismissing BJP criticism on the Union Home Minister attending a Bollywood music launch hours after serial blasts in Patna, Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said Sushilkumar Shinde "has a life beyond Patna".

Khurshid also criticised BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for going ahead with the Patna rally despite the blasts, saying "after an event like this happens, you should give up whatever happens".

Defending Shinde for attending the music release of a film just hours after the blast, the External Affairs Minister said, "Shinde has a life beyond Patna....and the awful thing that happened."

"The law and order was the responsibility of the state government and if the state government was to ask Shinde or the Home Ministry to take over something, he would be there on the phone," he said.

Criticising Modi for going ahead with the rally, the External Affairs Minister said, "May I ask was the rally suspended? You criticised Shinde for carrying on with life as usual but nobody has asked questions that nothing happened to Modi, he went on with his speech, not a word about the people who died, because it was not in the script or was it in the script that we had not seen?"

The Union Minister slammed Modi, saying that instead of attending to those injured in the blasts he went ahead with the rally.

"Should you not attend to people who were hurt? Should you not try to find out what has happened? He continued with his speech ....much worse....much worse," he said.

The union minister also took on Modi for criticising the Congress party on the issue of dynasty politics. Referring to Maneka and Varun Gandhi, he said the (Gandhi) family that irks Modi so much are also a part of BJP.

"There is a very eminent leader in BJP Mrs Maneka Gandhi and Mr Varun Gandhi, a young and bright general secretary of the party. For him (Modi), if you leave Congress, then you are not a part of the family but if you are in Congress, then your are a part of the (Gandhi) family."


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rishi Nair of Florida bites his metal after winning the 2016 National Geographic Bee...

Rishi Nair of Florida bites his metal after winning the 2016 National Geographic Bee...

Vehicles moving on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner...

Vehicles moving on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner...

Buddhist monks protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday against killing of Tsering Tempa...

Buddhist monks protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday against killing of Tsering Tempa...

College girls dressed in traditional attire perform cultural show during anniversary of NDA govt...

College girls dressed in traditional attire perform cultural show during anniversary of NDA govt...

Models walk on a ramp during fashion show of students of National institute of fashion technology...

Models walk on a ramp during fashion show of students of National institute of fashion technology...

President Pranab Mukherjee garlanding the bust of Tagore at Peking University...

President Pranab Mukherjee garlanding the bust of Tagore at Peking University...

Women of a tribal community take part in pitcher race during a tribal festival in Birbhum district..

Women of a tribal community take part in pitcher race during a tribal festival in Birbhum district..

The stray nilgai calf that was running frenzied near the Parliament House being rescued...

The stray nilgai calf that was running frenzied near the Parliament House being rescued...

A baby monkey continue to suckle as its mother try to quench its thirst from a drinking water tap...

A baby monkey continue to suckle as its mother try to quench its thirst from a drinking water tap...

World leaders at the start of the second working session of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima...

World leaders at the start of the second working session of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523