“Rahul Gandhi is present-day Mir Jafar”, Sambit Patra over Cambridge row
21 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Sambit Patra, national spokesman for the BJP, slammed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, comparing him to the modern-day Mir Jafar of Indian politics and demanding that he repent for his statemen...
Sambit Patra, national spokesman for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), slammed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, comparing him to the modern-day Mir Jafar of Indian politics and demanding that he repent for his statements in the United Kingdom.
“Rahul Gandhi will have to apologize in Parliament. He always defames the nation. He is the present-day Mir Jafar of Indian Polity, said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra at a press conference. “He insulted the country and ask the foreign power to intervene in the country. This is a consistent ‘conspiracy’ of Congress and Rahul Gandhi. His participation is least in Parliament and he says that no one allows him to speak,” added Patra.
Further calling Rahul Gandhi as Mir Jafar, Patra said, “Mir Zafar did the same thing, he gave 24 Parganas to get help from East India Company and now Rahul is doing the same kind of politics.”
“He is asking for help from foreign countries to become ‘Sahzada’ in India, Patra added.
Highlighting the participation of Rahul Gandhi in Parliamentary debate, Patra said, “Debate is the soul of democracy but Rahul Gandhi had only participated only six times since 2019. He is not participating in the debate.”
Further, attacking Gandhi on his remarks of saying ‘unfortunately I’m an MP,’ Patra said, “Rahul Gandhi doesn’t know what to say. He speaks only with the help of Jairam Ramesh. He himself said that ‘unfortunately I am an MP”.
Earlier, at a recent conversation at Chatham House in London, Rahul Gandhi said that the microphones of opposition leaders in Parliament are frequently hushed. He levelled various charges against the BJP-led administration at the Centre.
He even said that Europe and the United States are not doing enough to restore democracy in India since they benefit from trade and investment from the country.
The Congress leader also alleged that various institutions in the country were under threat.”It shocked me how successful they have been at capturing the different institutions of our country. Press, Judiciary, Parliament, and Election Commission are all under threat and are controlled in one way or the other,” Rahul Gandhi said.
He also termed the RSS a “fundamentalist” and “fascist” organisation alleging that it has captured pretty much all of India’s institutions.