Rahul Gandhi can’t digest a common man becoming PM: Kiren Rijiju

1 June, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Rijiju National

Rijiju slammed Rahul Gandhi for his remarks about PM Modi in the US, saying the Congress leader is unable to accept a common man becoming the country's most powerful leader.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju slammed Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday for his remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the United States, saying the Congress leader is unable to accept a common man becoming the country’s most powerful leader.

Rijiju accused Rahul of verbally abusing Prime Minister Modi and slandering the country wherever he went.

The Union minister said, “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.”

Earlier, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur slammed Rahul over his remarks in San Francisco, California, saying the Congress leader couldn’t handle the praise heaped on Prime Minister Modi by world leaders.

“Rahul Gandhi always insults India during his foreign visits. PM Modi met almost 24 PMs and presidents of the world and held over 50 meetings during his foreign visit. Recently, the Australian PM said that ‘PM Modi is the Boss’, the PM of Italy said that PM Modi is the most popular leader in the world and the Prime Minister of a country greeted him by touching his feet,” he said.

“Today, the world sees hope in the leadership of India. This never happened in 75 years. The fact is that because of our leader, the respect of 140 crore countrymen is increasing. Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party are unable to digest this,” he added.

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted the BJP-led government at an event in the US, saying “what is happening to Muslims in India today, happened to Dalits in the 1980s”.

Speaking at the ‘Mohabbat Ki Dukaan’ event in San Francisco, Rahul alleged that the impact of some actions of the BJP-led government was being felt by minorities and people from the Dalit and tribal communities and it has “to be fought with affection”.

“It is being felt by the Muslims most directly because it is done most directly to them. In fact, it is done to all communities. The way you (Muslims) are being attacked, I can guarantee Sikhs, Christians, Dalits, and tribals are feeling the same. You can’t cut hatred with hatred, but only with love and affection,” Gandhi said.

“Also, this is a periodical thing. What is happening to Muslims in India today happened to Dalits in the 1980s. In the UP of the 1980s, this was happening to the Dalits. We have to challenge it, fight it with love and affection and not with hatred and we will do that,” he added.