Congress will ditch Samajwadi Party: Prasad

Varanasi: Congress would ditch the SP as theparty has the history of belittling its own senior leaderslike former Prime minister Narasimha Rao among others, said the Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Advising the UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to gothrough the past track record of Congress, Prasad said, "Ifthe party could not be of its own senior leaders, then will itbe of you (Yadav). Congress belittled its own senior leaderslike former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, V P Singh andNarasimha Rao among others," he said.

The Samajwadi Party's politics in Uttar Pradesh hadalways centered around opposing the Congress, but now they hadjoined hands to contest elections together," Prasad saidasking "will their pact make the state free from SP'smisrule".

Mocking Yadav's claims of having brought good governanceto UP, Prasad said, "He brags about efforts to make thestate's police as efficient as that of New York while hisminister Gayatri Prajapati is accused of rape and the poorvictim is forced to knock the doors of the Supreme Court justto get an FIR lodged."

The Union Minister, who holds Electronics, InformationTechnology and Law and Justice portfolios, asked the Congress,the SP and BSP to clear their stand on the tipple talaq.

He said what's harm in having a discussion on the issue,which is a complete immoral social practice.