Bjp: BJP intensifies attack, firm on Rahul Gandhi apology | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: A day after PM Narendra Modi at a public meeting in Mandya, Karnataka, raised the recent remarks of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in London, BJP on Monday intensified its assault on the Congress MP inside as well as outside the Parliament. After Parliament was adjourned, while a few MPs raised slogans outside the Parliament House seeking apology from the Congress leader, several BJP leaders said that the Congress leader had insulted the people of India and the Parliament and must apologise to the nation.
BJP sources said that the party will be firm on its stand for Rahul Gandhi’s apology as he had not only sullied the country’s image but also sought intervention of other countries in domestic affairs that too only for vested political purposes.
Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Union minister Bhupender Yadav said,”Rahul made an insulting speech against Indian democracy. And now an attempt to insult the Indian Parliament that was also visible in their conduct in Parliament… Gandhi should apologise for insulting the Indian Parliament.”
Yadav termed Rahul’s remarks as “white lies” and said it does not suit an MP to speak lies about Parliament and Indian democracy. During his recent visit to the UK, Gandhi at various interactions alleged that the structures of Indian democracy are under attack and that there is a “full-scale assault” on the institutions of the country.
Accusing Rahul of abusing Indians and the Parliament, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Congree leader visits Karnataka for Bharat Jodo Yatra, and while in London, speaks about Bharat Todo (dividing India). Sarma was participating in the BJP’s ‘Vijaya Sankalpa Yatre’ in Gangavathi in Karnataka.
Union minister Giriraj Singh sought action against Rahul from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for his recent comments in London and favoured a sedition case against him.
Singh alleged that Rahul spoke like the “tukde-tukde gang” during his visit to the UK. “He has spoken so much in Parliament, but in London he said he is not allowed to speak, the mic is switched off. I think this is an attack on democracy and insult to Lok Sabha and the country,” Singh told reporters outside Parliament House.
Asked if a sedition case should be filed against Rahul, Singh said, “Absolutely, what else is sedition”.
Law minister Kiren Rijiju too slammed Rahul in a tweet. “It’s most unfortunate that one MP of India went to London and appealed foreign countries to intervene in the internal matters of India. We all are proud of our democracy and cherish our democratic legacies. Indians will never ever allow the foreign powers to rule India again,” Rijiju tweeted.

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