''Rajnath has lost mental balance,'' Congress

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Patna, Oct 4 (UNI) The Congress today criticised BJP president Rajnath Singh for suggesting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to drop her surname and alleged that Mr Singh seemed to have ''lost his mental balance''.

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Premchandra Mishra said here the statement of Mr Singh in which he had questioned the faith and belief of Ms Gandhi and her children in the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and existence of Lord Rama bore an ample testimony to Mr Singh's ''political immaturity''.

The BJP leader made suggestion to Ms Gandhi, he said, adding such stand of Mr Singh was contrary to the Indian culture.

He said Ms Gandhi did not need any certificate for her faith and belief from those, who were ''utilising'' Lord Rama as a political tool.

Mr Mishra said Mr Singh should understand that Ms Gandhi was carrying the surname of her husband, and her children were using their father's title and it was very much in the Indian culture.

He said Mr Singh was issuing such statement out of panic as the BJP leader was ''frustrated'' with the popularity of Ms Gandhi, who addressed the United Nations.


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