Bhopal: Senior leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday defended newly-elected Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge from age-related allegations and described him as an "80-year-old youth". Simultaneously, he termed the question as dishonest how will Kharge be able to change the course of Congress at this age?
Digvijay Singh said in Indore, 'Earlier you people (media) used to say that familyism is going on (in Congress). Now that Kharge has become the Congress President, you are objecting to why he is 80 years old?' The Congress leader counter-questioned the media whether Kharge has any problem in walking at the age of 80 or is there any mental deficiency in him. "Kharge is a young man of 80 years," he said.
Responding to the BJP calling Kharge the 'remote control of the Gandhi family', Singh said, "Kharge's political life has been absolutely spotless. What is left with the BJP other than making such allegations? Taking a dig at the BJP, Rajya Sabha member Singh asked whether the 'Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) remote control' does not work in this party. He criticized Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's statement regarding the printing of images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on Indian currency notes and said, "Kejriwal speaks of himself as an educated person and he has also been an officer of the Indian Revenue Service." In such a situation, to what extent is his idea that printing pictures of gods and goddesses on the notes will improve the economy of India?