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Congress responsible for lowering political discourse: Rajnath

As the bitter Lok Sabha poll campaign heads to a close this week, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has accused the Congress of being responsible for lowering the political discourse, saying never before has the chief of the main opposition party hurled abuses like Chowkidar chor hai at the prime minister. Singh also predicted that the BJP will get a majority on its own and that the party-headed National Democratic Alliance (NDA) can well end up with a two-third majority. He claimed there is a wave in favour of the BJP in West Bengal and it could win 30 of the 42 seats at stake in the TMC-ruled state. On the prospects of him emerging as a consensus candidate for prime ministership to get the support of regional parties for a majority if the NDA falls short of the magic number of 272, Singh said this question does not arise. The 67-year-old BJP stalwart said he has never sought any post and that he will always abide by the decision of the party. Asserting there is no question of ...

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