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Gadkari targets Cong rajkumar

delhi Updated: Jul 28, 2010 23:50 IST
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BJP chief Nitin Gadkari took potshots at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday while stressing the problem of rotting food grain.

"The rajkumar (prince) of the Congress goes to houses of the poor like Kalawati to eat, but can't he see that so much grain is rotting at a time prices are rising and the poor are dying," he told BJP workers on Wednesday.

He did not spare Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati either: "When I saw so many statues in Lucknow, I thought if this much money was invested in cold storage, grain would not rot."

Later in the evening, a meeting of BJP national office bearers, state presidents and prabharis decided the party would "raid" FCI godowns across the country to expose the rotting grain.

Gadkari blamed Jawaharlal Nehru's economic policies for the crowding of cities like Delhi and Mumbai by rural migrants.