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Congress banking on 'chocolaty' faces in Lok Sabha polls, says BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya

Vijayvargiya said the Congress has no confidence in Rahul Gandhi's leadership which was evident by the move to bring in Priyanka Gandhi as party general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.

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Indore Updated on: January 26, 2019 23:38 IST
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Vijayvargiya said the Congress has no confidence in Rahul Gandhi's leadership

Taking a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's official entry into politics just months ahead of Lok Sabha elections, 

senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday said that the Opposition party was banking on 'chocolaty' faces to win. 

"Agle Lok Sabha chunav ke maidan mein utaarne Congress ke pass mazboot neta nahi hai. Isliye woh aise chocolaty chehre ke madhyam se chunav ladna chahti hai (The Congress does not have strong leaders to field in the next Lok Sabha elections. For this reason, it wants to fight polls through these charming faces)," PTI quoted Vijayvargiya, as saying. 

"A Congress leader demands that Kareena Kapoor should be fielded from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat. Sometimes others talk about fielding Salman Khan from Indore. Likewise, Priyanka (Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra) was also brought into active politics," he told reporters in Indore. 

Vijayvargiya said the Congress has no confidence in Rahul Gandhi's leadership which was evident by the move to bring in Priyanka Gandhi as party general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East. 

"Priyanka would not have been brought into active politics if there was confidence within the Congress on (party chief) Rahul's leadership," he said. 

Vijayvargiya's comments came amid a controversy over senior BJP leader and Bihar Minister Vinod Narain Jha's remark on Friday that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has no other quality except being "very beautiful" and the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes.

The remark by Jha, who holds the Public Health and Engineering portfolio, was met with disapproval from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) even as the opposition Congress-RJD combine demanded his sacking, accusing him of having displayed a 'perverse' attitude towards women.

(With inputs from PTI)

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