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    Commenting on Rahul Gandhi's opinion worthless, says Prakash Javadekar

    Commenting on Rahul Gandhi's opinion worthless, says Prakash Javadekar

    Commenting on Rahul Gandhi's opinion worthless, says Prakash Javadekar
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    Rahul had said, "Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi used to have elections. They used to win them. It wasn't like they weren't voting but there was no institutional framework to protect that vote."

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying that giving comments on his opinions is worthless. The remarks came after the Gandhi scion allegedly compared the election process in India with that of Muammar Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein.
    "Giving comments on Rahul Gandhi’s opinion is worthless. Comparing India's democracy with Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein is an insult to the 80 crore voters. Only during the year of emergency, we witnessed a time like that of Gaddafi and Saddam," Javadekar said.
    During a conversation with Professor Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University, Rahul had said, "Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi used to have elections. They used to win them. It wasn't like they weren't voting but there was no institutional framework to protect that vote."
    He added, "Bharatiya Janata Party MPs in Parliament tell me that they cannot have an open discussion. They say they are told what to say."
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