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Congress Slams BJP Over Rahul Gandhi Journey Declare

Visuals of Rahul Gandhi in a T-shirt in Delhi’s single digit temperatures have sparked a buzz

As viral visuals of Rahul Gandhi in a T-shirt on the memorials of former Prime Ministers sparked a buzz on his indifference to Delhi’s chilly wave, the Congress took a swipe at Union Minister Pralhad Joshi who had mentioned that Mr Gandhi would droop his Bharat Jodo Yatra for a visit overseas.

Addressing the media, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate mentioned, “A BJP chief had mentioned Rahul Gandhi would journey overseas for a Christmas break. However when the minister and BJP chief, wrapped up in a blanket within the extreme chilly, was busy breaking the nation, Mr Gandhi was paying tributes on the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Chaudhary Charan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.” Whereas Ms Shrinate didn’t title the BJP chief, the goal of her remarks was Mr Joshi, who had predicted that the Yatra can be paused as Mr Gandhi travels overseas for a Christmas break. 

Mr Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is at the moment on the centre of a heated change between the Congress and the ruling BJP. It began when Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya wrote to Mr Gandhi, flagging Covid unfold dangers within the Yatra. The Congress MP responded by saying that such strikes are “excuses” geared toward stopping the yatra.

Quickly after, it was determined that the Parliament’s winter session would finish per week earlier than it was scheduled to.

In opposition to this backdrop, Congress’s communications head Jairam Ramesh mentioned Opposition leaders had earlier sought an early finish to the session. “The (Narendra) Modi authorities, which by no means listens, instantly responded in order that Bharat Jodo Yatra will be defamed by utilizing the Covid argument,” he tweeted in Hindi.

Hitting again, Union Minister Joshi had mentioned Congress leaders “sang totally different tunes”. “They demanded curbing session on December 23, and now you differ.”

“It’s unusual to listen to these folks speak about Parliament’s functioning who pause their Yatra to go away for trip and those that didn’t attend even a single day of session,” the Union minister had tweeted in a swipe at Mr Gandhi, who couldn’t attend the session because of the yatra.

In a rebuttal, Mr Ramesh had advised information company ANI that he would apologise if Mr Joshi’s claims are confirmed appropriate. “But when the allegations are confirmed incorrect, then he should apologise publicly,” he had mentioned.

Pushing the apology demand, Ms Shrinate in the present day mentioned, “Jairam sir had mentioned they need to apologise for this lie. As we speak, but once more, they’ve been caught mendacity. Will the military of Mafiveers apologise? Apologising is their previous behavior so it shouldn’t be an issue,” she mentioned.

“Mafiveer” was a phrase play on the centre’s Agnipath scheme for recruitment to safety forces. The Congress has opposed the brand new scheme, with Mr Gandhi not too long ago claiming that it’ll decrease the morale of the forces.

Ms Shrinate’s “behavior of apologising” comment was a swipe at Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar, who had despatched mercy petitions to the British when jailed in the course of the freedom wrestle.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra will enter Uttar Pradesh within the first week of January after which re-enter Haryana some days later earlier than proceedings in the direction of its vacation spot Srinagar.  

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