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Cong launches fresh attack on BJP over Raza's resignation

July 17, 2013 13:13 IST

The resignation of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president Aamir Raza Husain over Narendra Modi's "puppy" remarks gave Congress a fresh handle to attack the opposition party as it wondered what stand will the other Muslim leaders in the BJP take.

"If Aamir Raza Husain could say/do the right thing wonder why all former socialists who joined BJP quiet? Where do Shahnawazji & Naqviji stand?," Congress leader and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari tweeted Wednesday morning.

Tewari was referring to BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.

In what is being seen as the first fallout within the BJP over Modi's "puppy" remark, Husain, a well-known theatre personality, tendered his resignation on Tuesday. He quit a day after he had made anti-Modi remarks on television.

Husain had on Monday told a news channel that Muslims would prefer senior party leader L K Advani or Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj over Modi as the prime ministerial candidate. He had also criticised the puppy and burqa remarks of the Gujarat CM.

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