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Priyanka Gandhi not a part-time politician, but Arun Jaitley a part-time Lok Sabha aspirant: Shashi Tharoor

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 4:10pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said BJP leader Arun Jaitley's description of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as a part-time and inexperienced politician was way off the mark and unfair.

Rather, Jaitley should see himself as a part-time aspirant for a seat in the Lok Sabha, he added. "Part time politician "not a fair term for Priyanka Gandhi. She has worked very hard. But Jaitley is a part time Lok Sabha aspirant," Tharoor said at a press conference.

He was responding to a question on what was the Congress Party's stand on Jaitley demanding an apology from Priyanka Gandhi for her "neech rajniti" remark against BJP prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi. Tharoor also hoped that by the end of the voting process, the people would realize and vote for an India which believes in the idea of India.

"Congress campaigns for an idea of India, but looks like the BJP campaigns for an India without idea," said Tharoor.


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