Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain has hit out at Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his recent comment on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that ignited a war of words between the BJP and Congress ahead of the forthcoming Assembly Elections in the Gujarat state. Taking on Rahul Gandhi, who on October 10 raked a controversy after his comment ‘ever seen women in shorts at RSS Shakhas’, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress vice-president was ‘afraid’ of women leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Earlier on October 10, Rahul Gandhi while addressing a gathering of college students in Vadodara in poll bound Gujarat state had lashed out at the RSS and BJP alleging that both the organisation among those who does not give important to women. Rahul Gandhi was heavily criticised for his remark.

Mentioning that party has the maximum number of women legislators in the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government, Shahnawaz Hussain further said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will take time to understand the BJP and the RSS as he will have to do a lot of research for it.

Also hitting out at Rahul Gandhi was former Gujarat chief minister and BJP leader Anandiben Patel who demanded an apology from Congress party over the Congress vice-president’s remark that hurt the sentiments of women. Anandiben said that Rahul Gandhi had insulted women by making such a comment. The former Gujarat chief minister further said will Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi approve comments made by Rahul Gandhi.

Prior to that, in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, BJP president Amit Shah, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Union Minister Smriti Irani, while addressing a public gathering in the district had hit out at the Congress party. Party president Amit Shah had questioned Rahul Gandhi, who always asks PM Modi to give account of work done by his government after being power for 3 years, and said Rahul Gandhi should first answer to the people of Amethi that what work has been done by his party during its rule in the district for 3 generations.