Congress hits out at Sangma

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 22, 2012 22:57 IST

PA Sangma during the press conference after the result was announced. For Presidential Election, at His House in New Delhi On Sunday Evening. HT/Raj K Raj

Congress on Sunday hit out at PA Sangma saying magnanimity should mark the conduct of those contesting elections as the BJP-backed candidate, who lost to UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential race, alleged that the non-UPA ruled states were lured with inducements during poll.

"Magnanimity should mark the conduct of people, who contest elections. Gritting after losing an election only endorses the proverb that grapes are sour (when you cannot reach them)," party spokespersson Manish Tewari told reporters when asked to comment on Sangma's contentions.

After the results of the Presidential election came in and Mukherjee emerged victorious, Sangma alleged that the spirit of secrecy of ballot was "thrown to the wind" and that the UPA persuaded political parties commanding major sections of the Presidential electoral college by economic and other well as inducements, threats and promises.

Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi also rejected Sangma's contentions saying "I think one should not talk with such a narrow vision".


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