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Shivraj Patil hits back at Raje

Hitting back at Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, the Centre refute her charge and said that her statement only exposed her "weakness" in tackling terrorism.

india Updated: May 19, 2008 21:16 IST

Hitting back at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the Bangladeshi migrants issue, the Centre on Monday refuted her charge and said that her statement only exposed her "weakness" in tackling terrorism.

"Perhaps she (Raje) is shaken after the recent blasts and is saying anything that is not true. She should have avoided it (making the statement). She has just exposed her weakness," Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil told NDTV.

Commenting on Raje's statement that the state government had been asked by the Union Home Ministry to collect illegal Bangladeshi migrants and put them in a transit camp, Patil said "that is not possible. Our country is not a monarchy. It is a democracy".

The Home Minister said that Raje was making one statement after another. "Why she is making such statements, I do not know," he said adding that "we are not happy with her behaviour".