Launching an attack on the Narendra Modi-government, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are only good at delivering speeches. People who have not made any sacrifice for the country are asking the Congress what it had done in 60 years of its rule, he said, without taking any names.
Speaking at a function in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, Patel said, "Our soldiers were martyred (in Pulwama). There was an intelligence failure. I don't want to criticise anyone. But, whenever we say the truth or point at their mistake, we are dubbed as anti-nationals."
"I want to tell them that you (BJP) don't have the sole rights of nationalism. You have never made any sacrifices like Congress leaders did in the past," Patel said.
"I laugh and also get angry when someone asks what the Congress did in 60 years. If they (BJP) can't see what we have done, it is not our fault. They should be ashamed of in asking what we have done in 60 years," said the Rajya Sabha MP.
"Present government is the weakest ever. They (BJP) used to tell us (UPA govt) to talk tough with Pakistan...You are only good at delivering speeches. But, that will not make India strong. We all countrymen should remain united to teach a lesson to Pakistan (for the Pulwama attack)," Patel said.