- Rahul Gandhi, on a two-week visit to the United States.
- Rahul addressing the University of California make some controversial statements.
- Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday countered Congress VP on belittling the PM on Foreign Soil.
- Smriti Irani called Rahul a “Failed Dynast” and said Indian democracy runs on merit, not Dynasty.
Rahul Gandhi is on his two weeks visit to the United States, during an event at the University of California, Rahul made some controversial statements that raised the brows of BJP and other countrymen. The Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday countered Rahul over his statements and declared him a ‘Failed Dynast.’
Smriti called Rahul ‘A Failed Dynast’:
Smriti Irani on Tuesday holds a press conference as being the Representative of BJP. During the conference, she lashes at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for belittling the Prime Minister on foreign soil.
Smriti during the conference called Rahul a “Failed Dynast” and said Indian democracy runs on merit as is exemplified by the fact that the “Prime Minister, President, vice president, and even the BJP president aren’t from political backgrounds”. Not just that, PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and vice president Venkaiah Naidu “all come from humble backgrounds”.
Not just that, PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and vice president Venkaiah Naidu “all come from mediocre and humble backgrounds”.
Rahul Gandhi, during an event at the University of California, said that Dynasty Succession is common in India. “It’s a problem in all political parties in India. Most of the country runs like this, so don’t go after me,” Rahul had said when asked about dynastic succession. Apart from this, he targetted BJP and the party president Amit Shah as well.
In a reply 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,” In an addition to this 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.
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