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Rahul, Cong high-command have to respond to Jayanthi’s charges: CPI

Describing the former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s allegations against AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi were serious, CPI national secretary D. Raja urged the Congress high-command and Mr. Rahul Gandhi to respond to the charges.

“She is a member of the Congress and was a minister in the Congress-led UPA cabinet. It is for Mr Rahul Gandhi and the Congress-leadership to give proper reply to the allegations of Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan,” he said.

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, who is here to attend a meeting organised by the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC), refused to comment.

The DMK also preferred not to react. “It is an inner party affair. We have nothing to say on the issue,” said the party’s organising secretary T.K.S. Elangovan.

However, the meeting between former Union minister and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar with DMK leader M. Karunanidhi spurred the speculation that he had come here as a messenger of the Congress leadership.

But Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar said it was only a courtesy call.

Sources in the TMC said they had been watching the developments. “We do not know which way she (Ms. Jayanathi) is heading for. We want to just watch,” a senior CPI leader said.

 

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