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'On national interest,' Milind Deora slams Cong disapproval of chit chat with PM

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 26, 2019, 2:16 pm IST
Updated : Sep 26, 2019, 2:16 pm IST

Earlier, Deora stirred a controversy when he praised PM Modi’s “Howdy, Modi” event in Houston. In return, PM Modi thanked him.

On Thursday, Deora tweeted:
 On Thursday, Deora tweeted: "Politicians who fail to put national interest before party interest do a great disservice to India!' (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Congress leader Milind Deora, who is seen to have defied his party’s line over Twitter exchange with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sent out a sharp message for those who are upset with him.

On Thursday, Deora tweeted: "Politicians who fail to put national interest before party interest do a great disservice to India!"

"To anyone, in any particular party, whether it's in the BJP, whether it's in the Congress, whether it's in a regional party, that believes otherwise, I would tell them that they are doing a great disservice to the nation," he said.

In the video, Deora said: "I am proud that when I got into parliament, I had a stalwart like Atal Bihar Vajpayee in Parliament. I am proud that when I got into parliament, Somnath Chatterjee was the Speaker of parliament. I am proud that when I got into parliament, somebody like a Dr MMS was the Prime Minister of India... all of them were great stalwarts, they could cut across party lines."

Earlier, Deora stirred a controversy when he praised PM Modi’s “Howdy, Modi” event in Houston. In return, PM Modi thanked him.

The Twitter exchange, however, did not go down well with his party leadership which is deeply upset, according to sources.

Tags: milind deora, narendra modi, congress, bjp, twitter
Location: India, Delhi