Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the various references Congress has made towards the BJP. "I would want to respond to some points they have been raising which are not substantial in a political debate. Kauravas and the pandavas, Look at this who are deciding the Congress to be the Pandvas? A party which imposed the emergency, solely responsible for the Sikh riots, a party which had to be thrown out of power because they were involved in 12 lakh crores of corruptions. During Emergency they locked up opposition parties media persons behind bars. Also cried over terrorists dead bodies? The party president questioned the very exisntence of Sri Ram, and this party chooses to be called the Pandavs?," she said.