Rahul Gandhi permanent part of anti-national toolkit: BJP chief JP Nadda
BJP National President, JP Nadda, Friday dubbed Rahul Gandhi as permanent part of the ‘anti-nationalist toolkit’ as the saffron party stepped up its attack on the Congress scion over his remarks on Indian democracy in the United Kingdom.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Nadda said it was after unfortunate that the Congress is “indulging in anti-national activities” after he claimed, it was “rejected” by the nation in multiple elections, adding that Gandhi has now become a permanent part of this “anti-nationalist toolkit.”
The BJP chief claimed that Rahul Gandhi is “insulting” the nation abroad while India is on track to become the 5th largest economy and is hosting G20 and other important world meeting. Nadda also questioned the intention behind Wayanad MP’s “demand” of another country intervening in India’s internal matters.
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Parliament proceedings continued to be disrupted on Thursday for the fourth successive day as the ruling BJP continued to push for an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks during a recent speech in London while the Opposition led by the Congress continues to press for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the Adani-Hindenburg row.
The logjam led to the Parliament being adjourned till 2 pm as protests continued in both Houses.
Gandhi, addressing a presser yesterday, said that he wants to respond to the charges levelled against him by the BJP but isn’t being allowed to speak in the Parliament.
The second leg of the budget session—which will continue till April 6—was kicked off on Monday amid commotion with BJP leaders demanding an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his comments in London.
Speaking at Cambridge University in London, Rahul Gandhi had said: Everybody knows and it’s been in the news a lot that Indian democracy is under pressure and under attack. I am an Opposition leader in India, we are navigating that (Opposition) space.’
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