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Congress leader Hanumantha Rao slams P Chidambaram, say he praised PM Narendra Modi as his son involved in corruption

Congress leader Hanumantha Rao slams P Chidambaram saying he had praised PM as his son was involved in corruption charges. (ANI)

A day after former Union Minister P Chidambaram praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Hanumantha Rao slammed him, saying he had done it as his son was involved in corruption charges. Chidambaram son Karti had also critised the party high command of the Congress. Chidambaram on Sunday, had said the BJP’s landslide electoral wins in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “is the most dominant political leader”. “The victories in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand have re-confirmed that Mr Narendra Modi is the most dominant political leader,” said Chidambaram on his official Twitter account.

He praised Modi in his column in The Indian Express newspaper also in which he said Modi has regained his prime position as a “master of communication” and is the “man of the moment”. “The man of the moment is Mr Narendra Modi. He has convincingly demonstrated that his appeal is pan-Indian. It extends from Gujarat and Goa to Assam and Manipur. After slipping badly in Bihar, he has regained his prime position as a master of communication,” Chidambaram wrote in his column.

Though the lone NCP member Churchill Alemao has also backed the coalition, he is yet to submit the formal letter of support. “Governor Mridula Sinha has appointed Manohar Parrikar, the Leader of the Goa BJP legislature party, as the chief minister of Goa,” Rupesh Kumar Thakur, Secretary to Governor has stated in the press note issued here tonight. Parrikar has submitted evidence before Governor, the support of 13 MLAs of BJP, 3 MLAs of MGP, 3 of Goa Forward party and two independent MLAs thus having a total strength of 21 MLAs in the 40-member assembly, it stated.

“The Governor has asked Parrikar to prove majority in the Legislative Assembly session within 15 days after administration of oath of office,” the note said. The BJP, which has bagged 13 seats, four less than the Congress which has emerged as the single largest party, stole the march on its rival which has failed to muster the numbers to capture power. In the 40-member House, the Congress has 17 MLAs, followed by the BJP with 13, MGP (3), GFP (3), NCP (1) and Independents (3).