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Congress defends Vadra, keeps mum on terrorism: Modi

October 13, 2012 20:30 IST

Chiding the Manmohan Singh government for "coming out in defence" of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Congress "lacks" such sensitivity in expressing solidarity with the victims of terrorism.

"There were some allegations against the son-in-law of a family and the entire Manmohan Singh government is fielded (to defend him). This might be some personal matter and in the course of time, the truth will come out," Modi said without naming Vadra.

"But after the allegations, the entire Delhi sultanate felt this was a big storm, a big scandal and they should do something to save him. The entire Manmohan Singh government came out in his defence," Modi said in an apparent reference to Vadra while addressing a rally in Jamnagar district.

"When many people are killed in a terror attack, the central government never comes out to raise its voice against terrorism. One of their spokespersons speaks and the matter ends there," Modi said.

"In case of any natural disaster, we have never seen that the entire government being fielded," he said.

"This is the first time that the entire government, all its ministers, have been deputed to defend the jamai raja (son-in-law)," he alleged.

This is the first time that Modi has raked up the issue of Robert Vadra.

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