BJP hits back at Rahul; calls him lying machine, part-time politician
The party found fault with Gandhi’s attack on the government over lack of jobs, JNU row and corruption and claimed that the Narendra Modi government had created 115 per cent more employment annually than the previous UPA government.
“Besides this, over 2.28 crore people have benefited from Mudra bank loans meant for their self-employment. Our government has linked MNREGA with building irrigation facilities, while during Congress rule it was about creating and filling up ditches,” said BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma.
He added: “Rahul Gandhi is a lying machine and his claims in Parliament today were devoid of facts. His speech was full of drama but lacked content.”
He said it was ironical that Gandhi was speaking about corruption on a day when the House debated alleged money laundering, involving the son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. “Rahul Gandhi is himself out on bail in a corruption case of Rs 5,000 crore,” he said, referring to National Herald case.
Hitting back at his “fair and lovely scheme” jibe at the government, the BJP leader said no amount of “fair and lovely” comments will clean up the black deeds of the Congress and called him a “non-serious, part-time" politician.
He said Gandhi went to JNU to support "anti-national" voices and was now accusing the government of "suppressing" dissent. "Does he mean we should also raise anti-national voices on campus?"
Rajnath refutes Rahul’s claim on Naga Accord
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday refuted Rahul Gandhi’s claim that he was not informed before signing a peace pact with Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM, saying the Congress vice-president’s statement was “completely false and baseless” and he “misled” the Parliament.
“Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Naga peace accord in Lok Sabha today is completely false and baseless. I had several rounds of consultations with the PM on Naga peace process. I strongly condemn Rahul Gandhi’s attempt to mislead the House,” Singh tweeted. Singh’s reaction came hours after Gandhi told the House that Singh was not aware of Naga peace accord, which was signed in August 2015 in the presence of PM.