Cong hits back at Advani, says he is like ''stuck gramaphone''

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) Hitting back at senior BJP leaderL K Advani for his "very personal" attack on Prime MinisterManmohan Singh, Congress today said he was sounding like a"stuck gramophone record" and was "parroting" the "frivolous"insinuations.

Soon after Advani said in Kolkata that Singh was a "weak"Prime Minister and he felt sorry for him, Congress spokesmanManish Tewari reminded the BJP leader of the fate his partyin the last Lok Sabha elections after a similar attack wasmounted on Singh.

"The very personal campaign against the Prime Ministerdoes not behove his (Advani''s) stature and his experience inpublic life", Tewari told reporters.

"I pity him. Unfortunately the Chairperson of NDA(Advani) has started sounding like a stuck gramophone record,"the Congress spokesman said.

He said "all these frivolous, baseless andunsubstantiated insinuations were parroted out by BJP in therun-up to 2009 elections also" and the result was thatCongress came to power with bigger mandate.

Alleging that BJP has perfected a strategy that can besummed up into two words "shoot and scoot", Tewari said, themain Opposition party has "super specialised in a campaign ofcalumny".

Countering BJP on the issue of corruption, the Congressspokesperson questioned its "deafening silence" on allegedirregularities in Karnataka and other BJP ruled states.

Earlier while addressing a rally in Kolkata, Advanisaid, "I pity Manmohan Singh. I am not angry. I have seenprime ministers since the time of Nehru, but I have never seensuch a weak prime minister."

He said for the first time a prime minister of thecountry had to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court - on the2G spectrum case.

He demanded that JPC probe should be ordered to coverall cases of corruption, including 2G spectrum, CWG and(Adarsh Housing) defence land scam .

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