Chidambaram plays down Bal Thackeray's 'Dirty Picture' allegations

   Apr 30, 6:34 pm

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday rubbished Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's allegations that the 'Dirty Picture' side of the ruling Congress Party had come to the fore through the nomination of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.

"I haven't seen Dirty Picture. So, really can't say what he meant," said Chidambaram humorously.

"Is there anyone, who opposes the name of Sachin Tendulkar? Overwhelming majority of the country have welcomed the nomination of Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha," he added.

Stating that every step that Congress takes has a selfish agenda, Thackeray earlier on Saturday said there was a need to check the 'motive' of that party in nominating cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to Rajya Sabha.

"One should be free to choose what one wants, for example this is my field etc. There should be no pressure. We have explained everything in 'Samna'. It is the Congress's dirtiest play, the real dirty picture is this," said Thackeray.

Tendulkar, who has brought many laurels to the nation through his remarkable achievements in the game of cricket, met Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with his wife Anjali at the former's residence on Thursday.

Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the first player to score a double century in ODI cricket.

In 2002, just 12 years into his career, Wisden ranked Tendulkar the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. He was also a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team. (ANI)

BJP on back foot, does not want elections in Delhi, says Tariq Anwar Aug 30, 1:09 pm
Nagpur, Aug. 30 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not want elections to take place in Delhi as they have now realized that the coming days are not good for them.
Full Story
Anwar hopes PM Modi is successful in taking Japanese help to boost India's economic policy Aug 30, 1:09 pm
Nagpur, Aug. 30 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Saturday said he hopes Prime Minister Narendra Modi is successful in taking Japanese assistance to boost the country's economic policy during his visit.
Full Story
Panthers Party MLAs removed from Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Aug 30, 12:55 pm
Srinagar, Aug. 30 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was in a state of pandemonium on Saturday following a hue and cry over the state government's discrimination in sanctioning funds for the Jammu region.
Full Story
AAP greedy for power, claims Congress in wake of Kumar Vishwas-BJP link controversy Aug 30, 12:43 pm
New Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): The Congress Party said on Saturday that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) remains greedy for power.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY