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Ramya sedition row: Cong dragging in PM's name to attract media

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 17:11 IST

New Delhi Aug 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the Congress party is dragging the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the sedition row involving former Member of Parliament Ramya to attract media attention.

BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, "One is unable to understand why the Congress Party on any and every issue tries to drag in the name of the honourable Prime Minister of India, even where he is not even remotely involved. But perhaps it is a reflection that they realize that the Prime Minister is so popular that only by trying to drag his name in they will get some media coverage," said Kohli.

"It also in other sense shows the inefficiency and the lack of popularity of their own leadership that is why they don't invoke their own leaders and tend to only attack the Prime Minister," he added.

President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Dinesh Gundu Rao said prime minister Narendra Modi had visited Pakistan and celebrated Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's last December birthday, Should he not call be anti national and seditious too. Also be called antinational and seditious too.

Ramya, a former Congress MP from Mandya, who had returned from Pakistan, where she had gone for the SAARC Young Parliamentarians Conference, said that "Pakistan is not hell, people there are like us", outraged' by which, a lawyer in Karnataka filed a case of sedition against the former Lok Sabha MP, who also goes by the name Ramya. (ANI)