“Rahul Gandhi Doing What Mir Jafar Did”: BJP’s New Attack Over UK Remarks
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday hit out at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, comparing him to the Mir jafar of today’s Indian politics and demanding an apology for his comments in the UK.
“Rahul Gandhi should apologize in Parliament. He always defames the nation. He is today’s Mir Jabar of Indian politics,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told a press conference.
“He has insulted the country and asked a foreign power to intervene in the country. This is a continuing ‘conspiracy’ of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. He says his participation in Parliament is minimal and no one allows him to speak,” Mr Patra added. .
Also calling Rahul Gandhi as Mir jafar Mr Patra said, “Mir jafar did the same, gave 24 parganas to the East India Company to get help and now Rahul is doing the same kind of politics.”
“He is seeking help from foreign countries to become a ‘Sahsada’ in India,” Mr Patra added.
Highlighting Rahul Gandhi’s participation in parliamentary debates, Mr. Patra said, “Debate is the soul of democracy, but Rahul Gandhi has participated only 6 times since 2019. He has not participated in debates.”
And, ‘Unfortunately I am an MP.’ Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi’s comment, Mr. Patra said, “Rahul Gandhi does not know what to say. He is speaking with the help of Jairam Ramesh. Unfortunately he said it himself. I am an MP”.
Earlier, during an interaction at Chatham House in London recently, Rahul Gandhi had alleged that the microphones of opposition leaders in Parliament were often silenced. He strongly attacked the BJP-led government at the center and leveled various allegations.
He also said that Europe and America are not doing enough to restore democracy in India as they get trade and money from India.
The Congress leader has alleged that various institutions in the country are under threat. “It shocked me how successful they have been in capturing various institutions of our country. The press, judiciary, parliament and the Election Commission are all under threat and under control. One way or the other,” Rahul Gandhi said.
He also referred to the RSS as a “fundamentalist” and “fascist” organization, accusing it of taking over all institutions in India.