The BJP has slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu's elitist and classist remark which he made in a tweet on April 29 when he said that one vote can make your children a 'chaiwala' , 'pakorawala', or a 'chowkidar' while cautioning people about choosing their candidates.
Here is what Sidhu had tweeted:
BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha while speaking to Republic TV said that Sidhu's statement showed contempt for the people. He said that while Sidhu attempted to insult the Prime Minister, he also insulted the commonpeople of India who created their hard-earned living through these professions.
"This shows utter comment to Congress contempt for the common people of the country. At one level, this is yet another attempt insult the honourable Prime Minister of the country and on another level it shows their contempt for the common people who make their livelihood by being self reliant. Why should they insult the people who have their livelihood based on small vocations? This is an insult to the ordinary masses of the country. As nearly 2/3rd form the workforce in informal sector who earn by doing somehing on their own. Rather than increasing such section, the Congress is throwing venom at them. This is non acceptable, Sidhu will have to apologise or else people will teach Congress a lesson.
During a media briefing, he turned the phrase and used it to warn against the Congress.
"One vote to Congress will embolden Tukde Tukde gang which wants the breakup of India, it'll strengthen forces that want to support convicted terrorists like Yakub Memon, it will weaken India and only contribute to an India where the only beneficiaries are their friendly dalals," he said.
Narasimha also spoke about Sidhu's comment where he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not know anything about nationalism and he should learn from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
"I think the masses will not accept the statement. People will see Sidhu indulging in chamchagiri of its worst kind. People donot forget how Congress how they had called an entire region 'Hindu terror'. No one in this country thinks the Congress had handled national security well..." he said.