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Cong spearheaded freedom movement, does not need lecture on nationalism: Anand Sharma

In the backdrop of BJP making the scrapping of Article 370 in J K a major issue in Haryana polls, Congress on Wednesday said it spearheaded the freedom movement and did the job of nation building and so does not need a lecture on nationalism. Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma also hit back at the BJP, saying with full responsibility that the Indian economy was staring at bankruptcy . The prime minister, (Haryana CM Manohar Lal) Khattar and BJP leaders should stop giving lecture on nationalism to people and least of all to Congress, which spearheaded the country s freedom movement. Our leaders have given sacrifice for the nation. We did the job of nation building, Sharma told reporters. Attacking the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Sharma said, By holding a photo and picture of (Mahatma) Gandhi, one does not become a Gandhian . Replying to a question, Sharma said this nation belongs to every citizen. But they are setting a dangerous trend by ...

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