BJP chief Nadda slams Congress, Communist parties; terms them 'ideologically bankrupt'

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 9 (PTI) BJP President and Union minister J P Nadda on Tuesday slammed the Congress and the Communist parties, and accused them of being "ideologically bankrupt" and "power hungry".

Nadda said that the Communists were also emulating the Congress by promoting their own sons and daughters.

"You know what I mean," he said, addressing a large gathering of party leaders, workers and supporters in the Kerala capital.

The BJP chief, on his first visit to Kerala after the recent Lok Sabha polls, further attacked the Congress, terming it a "parasite" that won seats in the general elections this year thanks to the help and support of regional parties.

"They (Congress) are like parasites. They have a poor strike rate on their own. They won only two of the 60-plus seats where they were competing directly against the BJP.

"It (Congress) is a party walking on crutches and cannot stand on its own two feet. They have a national presence thanks to the support of the regional parties," Nadda said.

He further said that a narrative was created that the BJP was a North Indian party. "No. Now we are an all-India party, which includes southern India as well. The lotus has bloomed in the Lok Sabha from the South," the BJP chief said.

Nadda went to say that the LS poll results showed that the people voted for stability and continuity and, therefore, the NDA came to power for a third time consecutively -- a first in 60 years -- at the Centre. PTI HMP TGB HMP ANE

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