- Rahul Gandhi elected as the Congress President on Monday
- The nation pour love and blessings on Rahul for this new liability
- Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also congratulated him, but in a sarcastic way
Congress, the historic political party of the country has finally discovered its new heir in former Vice President Rahul Gandhi. On Monday, Rahul was elected as the President of Indian National Congress unopposed. On this, the nation poured love but some were not happy with the news and this includes Union Minister Kiren Rijiju as well.
Win of Aristocracy over Meritocracy
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju is known for his stripping words especially when it comes to the opposition. Adding one more to it, he recently countered Indian National Congress(INC) for selecting Rahul Gandhi as their new President that will lead the party until his retirement.
Rijiju taking the opportunity of wishing Rahul Gandhi on his big day add some spice and sarcasm to his congratulatory words.
Union Minister wished Rahul Gandhi via Tweet where he quoted the words spoken by Rahul Gandhi himself in the United States during an interaction with the pupils of the University of California.
In his tweet, Rijiju wrote, “DYNASTY vs DEMOCRACY. Congratulations to Congress Party for the triumph of Aristocracy over Meritocracy”.
Rijiju in his tweet countered the newly elected President mocking over Dynasty over Democracy as no other candidate was in the race of the post of President.
Taking a jibe, Rijiju also countered the nature of Congress party of choosing Aristocracy over Meritocracy.
DYNASTY vs DEMOCRACY. Congratulations to Congress Party for the triumph of Aristocracy over Meritocracy👏
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) December 12, 2017
During his visit to the University, Rahul Gandhi countered Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP and taking a jibe on them called the Dynasty Succession is common in India.
Later his controversial statement jabbed him back with the same pace as Bhartiya Janta Party conducted a Press Conference that was led by Union Minister Smriti Irani.
Irani in her statement called Rahul Gandhi a Failed Dynast and lashed out at him for belitting Prime Minister Modi on the global platform.
Adding to this, Smriti Irani’s while addressing the Press conference as the BJP representative said, “It shows the failed strategy of Rahul. That he’s going to an international stage to speak about his failed political journey in a country where people didn’t accept him,”
Irani called Rahul’s comments on dynasty an “anomaly” even as she harshly condemned them.
Irani in her statement said, “That fact that he says dynasty is a fulcrum of India is an anomaly. Not surprising that a ‘Dynast’ has no good words to speak about cooperative federalism which is evident in today’s India.”
Irani also called “fascinating” Rahul’s rare admission that “in 2012, arrogance had crept into the Congress”, which is why the party may have lost the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
“It was fascinating to watch that vice president of the Congress publicly proclaimed that under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, the Congress became arrogant. His confession is something for the Congress to delve into,” Union minister added.