BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s close aide and party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Amit Shah on Tuesday made a blistering attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi by questioning his leadership skills and ability to take important decisions.
Mocking the Gandhi scion, Shah said, “Sometimes his mother says something, now his sister said something, God forbid, if he becomes PM will he go back to his mummy asking what to do?”
Shah made this remark while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras.
Both the sides have attacked each other ever since the beginning of the Lok Sabha Elections with the BJP blaming the ruling coalition for ruining the country’s economy and failing to stem corruption and the Congress accusing Modi of making his party a one-man show.
Shah’s attack on Rahul Gandhi comes on a day when Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate has created a crazy situation throughout the country in order to grab the prime ministers chair.
“In order to grab the prime minister’s chair he has created a crazy situation around the nation. It seems as if he has no belief on our socio-constitutional apparatus. Therefore, it makes us to think whether the country will be safe in the hands of such a person who dreams like this. Congress has always sacrificed for the unity of this country,” Sonia Gandhi said at a rally in Islampur.
In another development, Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka also reacted to BJP’s allegations against her husband Robert Vadra in connection with latter’s alleged land deals, saying the charges are politically motivated.
As Priyanka Gandhi vowed to fight back the allegations against her husband, Congress too pulled out all the stops in his defence and slammed Narendra Modi for levelling “cheap and baseless” allegations against members of the Gandhi family.
Shedding its inhibitions, Congress, which was describing Vadra as a “private individual” till the other day, went hammer and tongs against Modi and BJP for “practising politics of malicious persecution with a revengeful attitude against the Gandhi family”.
Vadra has been under attack from BJP and some other parties for quite some time over controversial land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan.