'Nonsense' ordinance: Somnath Chatterjee welcomes Rahul's stand

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Somnath Chatterjee welcomes Rahul
Kolkata, Sept 27: Welcoming Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi denouncing the controversial ordinance to negate the Supreme Court verdict on convicted lawmakers, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday said Gandhi has taken a principled stand. "He is a young man. He is working for the youth.

He has taken a principled stand on the issue. That is good," Chatterjee told PTI. CPI(M) Central Committee member Mohammed Selim said, "We are against the ordinance route bypassing the Parliament in any form. It is good if Rahul Gandhi has said so. "Gandhi claims to represent the new generation. Perhaps he has acceded to their wishes," Selim added.

Rahul Gandhi is a young man who works for the youth, said the veteran leader

On Friday, Rahul Gandhi rubbished the controversial ordinance seeking protection for convicted politicians from disqualification during an impromptu press conference. Observers felt it was a masterstroke by the Congress vice-president to tell his party's government that it wasn't doing the right thing. Observers also felt that it is the lowest point of credibility for the Manmohan Singh's UPA II government.


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