BJP takes a dig at Manmohan Singh's lunch diplomacy with allies
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's lunch diplomacy with allies, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said it is an attempt to resolve their long pending personal problems.
"It is an attempt to resolve their long pending personal problems. It could also be used for horse trading and to trade off with allies," said BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
However, the ruling Congress Party defended Prime minister's lunch diplomacy to seek allies' support for the stormy session.
"What is the wrong in it if the Prime Minister wants to have dialogue with some body over the lunch or he wants to simply have lunch. It is a good thing," added Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi in New Delhi.
Prime Minister has invited Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati for lunch today to chalk out strategy and put up a united front to face the opposition in the upcoming Parliament's winter session.
Earlier, he had invited another ally, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The BJP also slammed the Congress leaders, who used foul language against BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi.
"It (Congress) has no issue to attack that is why they are using foul language and making absurd statements, which are reflective of their political and mental bankruptcy," said Naqvi.
Earlier on Saturday, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar called Modi a 'lahu purush' (bloody man) in a reference to 2002 communal riots in Gujrat, during campaign for assembly polls in the state.