In the wake of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi of not taking politics seriously, the grand old party came out in support of its frontrunner, adding that the saffron party should refrain from making unnecessary statements.
While the BJP attacked Rahul for his visit to Italy at the time of farmer agitation in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur, Congress leader P.L. Punia asserted that the latter always stood by farmers at the time of need.
Defending Rahul by citing his commitment towards the farmer agitations staged in Mandsaur, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari retaliated against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, questioning as to why he has not taken time out of his ‘world trips’ to meet the kin of the deceased farmers.
“Rahul Gandhi was the first one to attempt meeting the farmers. However, he was stopped by the government officials. I would like to ask our Prime Minister who has gone to Kazakhstan, Germany and now preparing to go to the United States; do you not have few minutes to spare to meet the distraught farmers? Before questioning Rahul Gandhi, the BJP must expel Shivraj Singh Chauhan and apologise to the farmers,” he said, while condemning the recent farmer protest in Mandsaur.
Earlier on Tuesday, Rahul said he would be travelling to Italy ahead the monsoon session of the Parliament to visit his grandmother.
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Rahul does not care about the farmers and that much should not be expected from him.
“We also used to go to our grandmother’s house in the summer holidays and so Rahul Gandhi is also visiting. It hardly matters. Do not expect farmers’ concern from Rahul Gandhi. He does politics like picnic. Not much should be expected from him,” said Vijayvargiya.