“Pathetic and Casteist mindset”, Nadda slams Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on Modi
24 March, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Nadda chastised Gandhi for previous remarks such as "Chowkidar Chor Hai" and allegations of the Rafale scam in a series of tweets.
JP Nadda, National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), attacked Rahul Gandhi on Friday over his “Modis are thieves” remark, saying Gandhi demonstrated a “pathetic and casteist mindset” by comparing OBC communities to thieves. Nadda chastised Gandhi for previous remarks such as “Chowkidar Chor Hai” and allegations of the Rafale scam in a series of tweets. Nadda also claimed that Gandhi has always limited the scope of political debate.
Nadda tweeted, “By comparing OBC communities to thieves, Rahul Gandhi has shown a pathetic and casteist mindset. However, his latest tirade is not surprising. For the last many years, he has always reduced levels of political discourse. Let me explain how in the thread below.”
“Lies, personal slander, and negative politics are integral to Mr Rahul Gandhi. Let us go back to the time before 2019 – he was the newly minted Congress President and through the pre-election season his core issue was – the cooked-up Rafale scam. Wherever he went he spoke of it,” he added.
“Mr Rahul Gandhi’s acerbic Chowkidar Chor Hai remarks were also not appreciated by the Supreme Court and for that HE APOLOGIZED,” he added.
He stated, “In the run-up to the 2019 polls, Rahul Gandhi kept repeating – Chowkidar Chor Hai notwithstanding the harm he was doing to political discourse. He went on ranting against PM Narendra Modi even if it meant he was defeated in his own seat and his party wiped out nationally.”
He further stated, “So much for Chowkidar Chor Hai that neither Congress leaders nor Congress allies appreciated this deep slander against PM Narendra Modi. In fact, this issue was also taken up in CWC where the senior Congress leaders even supposedly expressed their unhappiness on it.”
“Now, Rahul Gandhi calls the entire OBC community thieves. He gets flak in the Courts but he refuses to apologize thus showing how deep-rooted his hatred for OBCs is. The people of India did not forgive him in 2019…in 2024 the punishment will be more severe,” he added.
A Surat court sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison on Thursday in a defamation case filed against him over his remark about the ‘Modi surname,’ with Congress leaders rallying in his support.
Rahul Gandhi made the remark “how come all the thieves have Modi as a common surname” during a Lok Sabha election rally in Kolar, Karnataka, in April 2019. The court granted Rahul Gandhi bail on a surety bond and suspended his sentence for 30 days to allow him to appeal to higher courts.