New Delhi: Hitting back at former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his statement given in America, BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that it has become a habit of Gandhi to insult India during every foreign trip.
“During his foreign visits, Rahul Gandhi insults India. PM Modi met almost 24 PMs and Presidents of the world & held over 50 meetings during his foreign visit recently and when the Australian PM said that ‘PM Modi is the Boss’, Rahul Gandhi could not digest this,” Thakur said.
The Minister said, “During his time (during UPA government), India used to be one of the faltering economies of the world, but today under the leadership of PM Modi, India has become the fifth largest economy in the world. During his time, the traditions of India were strangled and he used to look towards western culture for everything, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done the work of reviving Indian culture, civilization and glorious history.”
Referring to Rahul Gandhi’s earlier statements, Thakur said, “If you look at his earlier statements, Rahul Gandhi does not consider India as a country but a union of states. He constantly questions India’s progress. Rahul Gandhi should tell what he wants to do through this sponsored program? Is his only job left to go abroad and throw mud on the country?”
“Be it within the country or abroad, wherever Rahul Gandhi might be, he has just one job, verbally abusing Prime Minister Modi and defaming the country. I don’t understand why he hates PM Modi so much and speaks against the country. He should know that this country gave his family everything, more than a common man can ever imagine. Rahul Gandhi is unable to digest a common man becoming the country’s PM. Nobody takes him seriously.”
— BJP leader and Minister of Earth Sciences, Kiren Rijiju
Rahul Gandhi, who is on a six-day visit to the US, said that India is being run by a group of people who are “absolutely convinced” and have a “disease” that they know everything.
Further adding to his remark, he said, “And of course, the Prime Minister is one of them. If you make him sit with God, he would start explaining to him (God) how the universe works…and God would get confused about what I had created.”
The Congress leader said, “In India, we grew up with people of different languages, different religions. And that is what is being attacked. The tradition in India, of people like (Mahatma) Gandhi Ji and Guru Nanak Ji, has been that you should not be under the impression of knowing everything. It is a ‘disease’ that some groups of India think that they know everything.”
He said they (BJP) believe they can explain science to scientists, history to historians, and warfare to the Army while adding that mediocrity is at the heart of it because this group of people does not actually understand anything.