Congress defends Ghulam Nabi Azad’s remark on ‘demonetisation deaths’

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Seeking to defend senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s remarks comparing deaths related to demonetisation with the casualties in the Uri terror attack, party leader Anand Sharma on Friday flayed the BJP for giving a “communal twist” to the matter.

“Ghulam Nabi Azad is not just the leader of the opposition (in the Rajya Sabha) but has been the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. There have been 26 bids on his life by terrorists, a man who always stood for the nation, do we have such a situation now that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will decide who is a nationalist and who is not,” Sharma told the media outside parliament.

Azad’s remark on Thursday triggered a furore in the Rajya Sabha.

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