"Today, the Congress talks in separatists' voice and enthusiastically joins them. The Congress vice-president supports those misdirected youths of the JNU who talk about break-up of the country," she said.
Without naming former home minister P Chidambaram, the defence minister said a senior Congress leader advocates autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. "This minister says separatists talk about autonomy and not independence. He gives different definitions of 'azadi'. When he was the home minister (in the UPA government), he said the Army is against peace process," she said.
Another Congress leader, she said, had compared the army chief to "a goon on the street". "The Congress is always ready to break the morale of the Army and reduce the Army's stature," she said. The minister's reference was to Sandeep Dikshit's comment, for which she had earlier demanded an apology from the Congress.
Tomorrow Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is expected to carry the baton before Sunday's mega programme across the state, in which a dozen union ministers are expected attends rallies and public meetings across the state. Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj are expected to be among the top leaders who would visit the state.
The BJP also plans to launch a mass contact program -- "Chai ke saath" on Sunday, in which BJP workers and leaders will invite the people at each of Gujarat's 50,000 booths to a cup of tea and listen to PM Modi's monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat".
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