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Advani not a ’Loh Purush’: Rahul

india Updated: Apr 21, 2009 15:07 IST

Attacking BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that it was wrong to call him as a ‘Loh Purush´ (Iron Man).

“There was only one ‘Iron Man´ in the country and his name was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,” he said at an election meeting at the RNA Ground in Pipariya for Rao Uday Pratap Singh, who is the party nominee from the Hoshangabad-Narsinghpur constituency.

Describing the Congress as the party of the ‘Aam Aadmi´, he said that as compared to the NDA, the UPA had sanctioned more funds to the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh.

My father late Rajiv Gandhi used to say that when one rupee was sent from New Delhi to the States, 90 paise were taken up by corruption and only 10 paise reached the people. But the situation is much worse in Madhya Pradesh where 95 paise is lost in corruption and only five paise reaches the people, Rahul said.