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Digvijay, Vijaywargiya spar over Rahul's political relevance

PTI  Bhopal, April 26, 2013
First Published: 15:49 IST(26/4/2013) | Last Updated: 15:51 IST(26/4/2013)

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh and Madhya Pradesh industries minister Kailash Vijaywargiya are locked in a war of words over Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's political success.

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Much before Rahul came to MP on a two-day visit which began on April 24, Vijaywargiya had said that the Congress Vice-President was a "flop film" which had already flopped in the assembly polls in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

"Rahul's film would not be a hit even in Madhya Pradesh where the next assembly elections are slated to be held in November this year," he had said.

Digvijay who was here ON Thursday, in response to Vijaywargiya's statement said that BJP films began flopping after Rahul started to contest parliamentary elections.

He said that Rahul contested his first Lok Sabha election in 2004 when the BJP film flopped.

He said that similarly in 2009, Rahul contested the Lok Sabha election again and this time L K Advani's BJP film flopped at the Centre.

The Congress General Secretary said that BJP films hit bottom in Uttranchal and Himachal Pradesh. He admitted that Congress was unable to form governments in UP and Bihar but its voting percentage had gone up.

On the other hand, he said that BJP's voting percentage decreased steadily and claimed that in the upcoming assembly elections in MP, the BJP will be a flop case.

"Vijayawargiya will be the biggest flop film," Digvijay said.

On Digvijay's claim that the Congress voting percentage had gone up, the MP minister said he did not know what the Congress leader was talking about as his party had got only four out of a total of 243 seats in Bihar.


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