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Venkaiah asks Cong to introspect why legislators quitting party

Justifying the imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday slammed the Congress leadership, asking it to “introspect” why its legislators are leaving the party instead of blaming the central government.

Naidu was also dismmissive of the remark of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who said that the Modi government wants to topple the AAP government in Delhi.

“I saw the Delhi chief minister saying this that after Uttaranchal, then Himachal, then Delhi... They are trying to divert the attention of the people from their failures and then trying to put the blame on the Centre. The Centre has no role at all. These people, who are talking of murder of democracy, it is like shedding crocodile tears,” he said.

Asserting that the Centre has no habit of pulling down any government and it is “all false propaganda”, Naidu blamed the internal crisis in Uttarakhand on Congress.

“If any party’s MLAs fall out with the party how can one blame the Centre. It has become fashion to criticise the Centre for each and everything,” Naidu said.

Seeking to shift the blame on the leadership of Congress for “defection” of its MLAs, Naidu said, “The Congress leadership must introspect why its legislators are defecting. The Congress legislators are fast losing confidence in their leadership.”

Congress has accused the Centre of having “murdered democracy” by imposing President’s rule in Uttarakhand.
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