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Don't preach us Rajdharma: Congress leader Kapil Sibal slams BJP


New Delhi, Feb 29: An altercation between BJP and Congress continued on Saturday over the opposition party's invocation of rajdharma.

On Friday, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Congress for trying to teach rajdharma after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met President Ramnath Kovind along with a delegation.

File photo of Kapil Sibal

The Congress leaders submitted a memorandum demanding Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation over the communal violence in north-east Delhi, which has claimed as many as 42 lives so far.

Taking to Twitter, Sibal said, "Law Minister to Congress : "Please don't preach us Rajdharma" How can we Mr. Minister ? When you did not listen to Vajpayeeji in Gujarat why would you listen to us!"

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"Listening , learning and obeying Rajdharma not one of your Government's strong points ! (sic)" he tweeted.

The reference made by the Congress leader was of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's comments over the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was then in charge of the western state.

In a television interview, Brajesh Mishra, Vajpayee's key aide had said that Vajpayee was not in favour of Modi continuing as Gujarat CM.

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