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Any leader including Jairam Ramesh shouldn't make any such statements which will demoralise the rank and file of the Congress party especially when Rahul Gandhi is fighting for the cause of the party and also against policies of the present government," Moily added.
The entire game is to demoralise the Congress workers, to create doubts in their mind," he said.
It is an attempt to demoralise the team when they are preparing for the all-important Indian tour," said Whatmore.
Malik said that the terrorists have shifted their strategy and are now targeting senior officers and prominent personalities to demoralise the nation but the government will continue its fight against them.
In an affidavit before the Supreme Court, the Centre has submitted that the petition questioning the appointment of Sinha had been filed with vested interest to demoralise the institution, which had been taking stringent action against " erring market participants and corporates".
Iraqi foreign minister Hoshiyar Zebari said that Saddam's capture would demoralise resistance fighters and free the Iraqi people from fear.
Summary: Kalaburagi (Karnataka) [India], April 5 (ANI): Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while reacting to Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's complaints of alleged harassment by Income Tax officials, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said that Modi was behind it to demoralise the Opposition.
She speaks of the council's "ultimate responsibility to provide services to the people of Coventry" yet fails to acknowledge her responsibility in being brought in to apply single status and demoralise the workforce so much that they are left with such little incentive to provide any service.