BJP leaders sing songs as they have no serious work left: Congress
Congress today took a jibe at BJP leaders for singing songs during a cultural evening after their National Executive in Indore saying they have "no serious job left".delhi Updated: Feb 18, 2010 21:19 IST
Congress today took a jibe at BJP leaders for singing songs during a cultural evening after their National Executive in Indore saying they have "no serious job left".
"They are doing it because they have no serious job left for them to do now. But there is nothing wrong if they are engaged in entertainment. For some time at least, they are not busy in dividing people in the name of religion," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said.
The party's reaction came after reports that BJP leaders including its President Nitin Gadkari were humming songs from Hindi films at a cultural programme yesterday evening after their National Executive Meet to relax and enjoy.
Gadkari had chosen a Manna Dey song 'Zindagi kaisi yeh paheli hai, kabhi yeh rulaaye kabhi yeh hasaaye' from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's popular movie 'Anand' much to the amusement of the audience.
Asked whether BJP President's visit to the birthplace of the Dalit icon B R Ambedkar and his having lunch at the home of a Dalit leader is an imitation of Rahul Gandhi's visits to Dalit homes, Ahmed said, "If an elderly man (Gadkari) does some good work taking inspiration from a youth leader (Gandhi), there is nothing bad in it.
"BJP is a party which divides society but even if this party is doing something good taking inspiration from our youth leader, we welcome it," he added.