Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) leaders have launched a no-holds-barred assault on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his controversial ‘North vs South’ comment made in his dwelling constituency Wayand in Kerala. The chief accused him of being an ‘opportunist’ and alleged that he belittled north Indians throughout a speech delivered in Kerala.
“For the primary 15 years, I used to be an MP within the north. I had bought used to a unique kind of politics. For me, coming to Kerala was very refreshing as immediately I discovered that individuals are fascinated with points and never simply superficially however going into element in points,” the previous Congress chief mentioned whereas addressing a public gathering in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.
Labelling these feedback as anti-north Indians, BJP leaders attacked Rahul and alleged he was being an opportunist regardless of he and his relations having gained a number of elections from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP nationwide president JP Nadda tweeted, “Just a few days again he (Rahul Gandhi) was within the Northeast, spewing venom towards the western a part of India. At the moment within the South he’s spewing venom towards the North. Divide and rule politics gained’t work, @RahulGandhi Ji! Folks have rejected this politics. See what occurred in Gujarat right this moment!”
Amethi MP and Union minister Smriti Irani referred to as him “ungrateful” and mentioned the favored saying about such an individual is “one with out a lot data blabbers extra”.
Irani defeated Rahul in his household bastion Amethi through the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Rahul, who was representing Amethi constituency of Uttar Pradesh within the Lok Sabha since 2004, contested from Wayanad constituency in Kerala concurrently. Though he misplaced Amethi to Smriti Irani of the BJP, he gained from the Congress bastion in Kerala.
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned, “I hail from the South. I’m an MP from a Western state. I used to be born, educated and labored within the North. I represented all of India earlier than the World. India is one. By no means run down a area; by no means divide us.”
One other BJP chief Kiren Rijiju, in his tweet, requested Rahul to not “abuse Amethi and North Indians”. “Amethi individuals have given a lot likelihood to your total household! Folks from each a part of India are good if you’re good,” he tweeted.
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted, “Take a look at his gall. The person who ran to Kerala to avoid wasting his Lok Sabha seat questions the intelligence of North Indians, together with those that faithfully voted for his household for generations! Truth is that he was compelled to run due to non-performance and lack of growth.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accused Gandhi of “practising low cost politics” and resorting to regionalism. “Rahulji, Atalji had as soon as mentioned that India is not only a chunk of land, however a residing ‘Rashtrapurush’. Please do not attempt to divide it on your low cost politics by the sword of regionalism. India was one, is one, and can at all times be one,” he mentioned.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accused the Congress of making an attempt to create a “north-south” divide within the nation. “Wherever Rahul Gandhi has landed, Congress has been grounded. Rahulji had earlier made north India freed from Congress and now he has headed southwards. For us and the individuals, all the nation is one. Congress desires to divide the nation into north and south. Folks won’t permit these makes an attempt to succeed,” he tweeted.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat mentioned, “North, South, East (or) West, regardless of wherever you go Rahul Gandhi, you’ll at all times discover Indians superficial. As a result of, to grasp us, you must be Indian first!”