BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for remarks against government performance


A day after Congressman Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi’s all-out offensive against the Treasury benches over the government’s alleged failure on multiple governance fronts, ruling BJP members, including ministers, hit back in mocking him and even called him “the prince of darkness”.

Spearheading the attack on the Congress MP, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said he behaved like the “yuvraj” or Indian prince and now considered himself a king.

Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President’s speech that the ruling party had created two Indias – one for the rich and another for the poor, Rijiju sarcastically said that there was indeed two Indies, one comprising those who went on foreign trips and rave parties (an implicit reference to the reported foreign trips of Rahul Gandhi)

“Two Indias are 1. People enjoy social life, attend rave parties, go on holidays to foreign destinations and enjoy a very colorful life. 2. People live a simple life in India, stay all the time with needy people, think Indian and follow Indian traditions,” Rijiju tweeted adding, “Before he (Rahul Gandhi) behaved like Indian Yuvraj” and now he thinks he is the king of India. India!

BJP Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda, shedding light on Rahul Gandhi’s statement, said “the king of comedy is increasingly turning out to be the prince of darkness as well.” He said the Congress leader saying India was not a nation was ridiculous.

“Yes, of course, the Constitution defines India as a union of states. No problem there, but to extrapolate from that to say India is ‘not a nation’ is not just ridiculous, but downright sinister,” the BJP leader said.

A BJP government minister in Bihar and BJP spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain have slammed Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of alleged strategic mistakes made by the government.

“Rahul Gandhi says we made huge strategic mistakes in J&K and in our foreign policy. Is he saying that prosecuting terrorists and lifting section 370 is bad policy? Why does he support Pakistan’s propaganda? Shahnawaz Hussain said.


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