The BJP also tweeted from its official handle a poem asking Gandhi to ‘stop 70-year-old drama of love’, asking Gandhi how he was able to do hug and then wink in the same breath
The BJP on Monday launched a strong counterattack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the latter played up the killing of Rakbar Khan in Rajasthan’s Alwar district allegedly by cow vigilantes to put the saffron outfit on the mat.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal called Gandhi a ‘Merchant of Hate’ in a tweet, asking the Congress president to desist from “jumping with joy every time a crime happens”. Goyal accused Gandhi of dividing society for “electoral gains” and then “shed crocodile tears”.
Stop jumping with joy every time a crime happens, Mr Rahul Gandhi.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 23, 2018
The state has already assured strict & prompt action.
You divide the society in every manner possible for electoral gains & then shed crocodile tears.
Enough is Enough. You are a MERCHANT OF HATE. https://t.co/4thsyNL3nx
Union minister Smriti Irani too took sharp digs at the Congress scion. She tweeted that Gandhi’s “family presided over the worst form of hate in 1984, Bhagalpur & Nellie” apart from other instances. She dubbed Gandhi’s politics as ‘Vulture Politics’.
Rahul Gandhi’s family presided over the worst form of hate in 1984, Bhagalpur & Nellie & many other instances.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 23, 2018
It is shameful that he is doing the same through VULTURE POLITICS.
Not a single instance goes by where he doesn't attempt to rupture social bonds for electoral gains. https://t.co/kpX3n1Kcc0
She too accused Gandhi for trying to “rupture social bonds for electoral gains”.
The BJP also tweeted from its official handle a poem asking Gandhi to ‘stop 70-year-old drama of love’, asking Gandhi how he was able to do hug and then wink in the same breath, referring to his ‘drama’ in Parliament during the No-Confidence Motion debate on Friday last.
७० साल प्यार का नाटक— BJP (@BJP4India) July 23, 2018
बन्द करो ये झूठ का फाटक
गले लगाना आँख मारना
कैसे ये सब कर पाते हो
जब जब देश बदलना चाहे
तब तुम उसको भटकाते हो
ये देश है मेरा फ़िल्म नहीं है
तुमको इसका इल्म नहीं है
७० साल प्यार का नाटक
बन्द करो ये झूठ का फाटक। https://t.co/SbcZYyvI16
In the poem, BJP also charged Gandhi of ‘misleading’ the nation away from the path of progress, asking him to realise that these were matters of the nation and not a movie.
The sharp reactions came in as a response to Gandhi’s tweet: “Policemen in #Alwar took 3 hrs to get a dying Rakbar Khan, the victim of a lynch mob, to a hospital just 6 KM away. Why? They took a tea-break enroute. This is Modi’s brutal “New India” where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die.”
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Last Updated Jul 23, 2018, 6:53 PM IST