In what was arguably the most fiery attack by a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on Rahul Gandhi over his antics, Union Minister Smriti Irani has lashed out at the Congress President over his recent comments, stating 'discarding of Rahul Gandhi was long awaited by Amethi people'.
Rahul Gandhi, in his speech at his own backyard on Monday, spoke of 'fun in the coming months', before repeating his 'Modi chor' comment. The people of Amethi did not take his comments nicely, and a protest was launched against him, with people coming out on the streets and shouting slogans.
Citing the recent events, Textiles minister Smriti Irani believes the people of the constituency came out in full force to vent out their frustration at the Congress president. She said, "The fact that he had to leave his own bastion, after he tried to unleash a malicious campaign against the Prime Minister and the people of Amethi came out in full force. The fact that he had to cancel his programmes in Amethi, the bastion of Gandhi family for 50 years. The fact that the people of Amethi will not put up with his political nonsense anymore will surely giving Rahul Gandhi a food for thought."
The former HRD minister further added, "The Congress has to accept, this man, whom they grudgingly made the Congress president is a liability for his party that Amethi is today discarding him as a liability must be a shocker for them. This discarding of Rahul Gandhi was long awaited by the people of Amethi. If I am responsible, then Rahul Gandhi is so weak a leader that he will flea because of a Smriti Irani who is nowhere near Amethi today but sitting somewhere in Gujarat doing some work. That means the power which the Gandhi family has in their bastion is nothing but hot gas."
During the exclusive interview with Republic TV, the Textiles minister also accused the Congress supremo of making Rafale a big issue on behalf of Robert Vadra's friends. "Rahul Gandhi cannot distance himself from Robert Vadra on this issue. If Rahul Gandhi speaks against Vadra, then Vadra will expose all the wrongdoings of Rahul and his family. If Rahul Gandhi isn't connected , then why is he posing question on behalf of Vadra's friends? And questions that are not steeped with facts, but actually imaginary positions that he is taking," she claimed.