The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at Rahul Gandhi for his statements directed against the PM and the BJP. During an address, as part of his two-day visit to Rajasthan, the Congress vice president, Gandhi, on Friday, took a jibe at the BJP, reminding the public of the PM’s pre-poll promise of a corruption-free India. Gandhi highlighted the corruption cases, in which prominent BJP leaders are embroiled.
Gandhi also mocked PM Modi’s remark about having a 56 inch wide chest, saying, eventually it will be reduced to 5.6 inch. Aiming at Gandhi, the BJP reacted by saying that those with a limited vision of 5.6mm would not comprehend the unlimited vision of a ‘56 inch chest’.
Reminding the Congress scion of Mr Modi’s apparently humble roots, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that, Gandhi should not forget how a “chaiwala” had defeated India’s first family in politics.
Targeting Robert Vadra, Patra added, “Mr. Rahul Gandhi ‘jijaji’, that is Robert Vadra, could be given acres and acres of land in Rajasthan and today you want that even an inch of land should not be given for the promotion of the poor farmers of Rajasthan”.
Shrikant Sharma, BJP secretary and its media department head, said, “Rahul Gandhi is not concerned about the land of farmers but about the sinking base of Congress. People wanted a change and they voted for Modi to bring this. The Centre is moving in a new direction to bring this change,” adding that, “Rahul is gripped with negativity and that is why is he is doing politics of lies and throwing muck at us”.
The attack from the BJP came after Rahul’s ‘padyatra’ in Rajasthan, wherein he took the BJP’s case, over Lalit Gate and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje’s involvement in the same.
Gandhi, stepping up his campaign on the dubious land bill, said that the Congress will not allow the government to acquire “even an inch of land”. The Congress scion is all set to take on the BJP, on these issues, in the upcoming Monsoon session of the Parliament.