Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu slammed the Congress and other fringe elements in the Parliament for creating unnecessary tension and playing politics on the basis of religion.


Venkaiah Naidu slammed Congress over the remarks made by former ministers Salman Khurshid and Mani Shankar Aiyar in Pakistan, dragging in party chief Sonia Gandhi into the row which resulted in a brief exchange between them in Lok Sabha.

Condemning Aiyar for seeking the overthrow of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the neighbouring country, Naidu said he had expected Sonia to condemn the remarks.

Naidu then trained his guns at Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s recent remark about BJP that Hindi-speaking people were trying to take control of the north-eastern state. Naidu called it a divisive ploy by the Congress leader.

During his speech on the Constitution, the parliamentary affairs minister dismissed the charge that there was a threat to the Constitution.

“Today, there is no threat to the Constitution, no emergency, there are no arrests (of political rivals), no suprsession of judges. We must work together to strengthen the Constitution,” he said.

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