In the poll-bound state of Rajasthan, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister has courted controversy by accusing Congress of being 'Pakistan's party'. Further, the minister in the state's cabinet also violated the poll conduct, after he made fill the people in the rally fill forms.
Along with his shocking comment, he also hit out at Rahul Gandhi and his party for their attack on the government over the Rafale deal. Jaswant Yadav said,
"All they think about is Pakistan and its people. Their thoughts are for Pakistan. With the recent Rafale deal, no country has a PM like ours who has been lauded by the world. It's not a fighter jet that cannot be purchased easily. Rahul (Gandhi) is uneasy with the fact that Pakistan could not get the deal but Modi got the deal. It is one of the cheapest deals. Everyone has been saying that for how long will Rahul rely on lies. Because Pakistan did not get the deal, they resorted to the lowest tactics and abused PM saying 'Modi is a chor'.
"Your forefathers were thieves, why are you accusing Modi for no reason? He was born for the country, he will die for the country. You would come here a few times and praise Pakistan. You have said earlier that Hindus are terrorists. Is it a good thing to say? What will you do when you become the PM? Will he tell the people of Hindustan that Hindus are terrorists? What does he mean?"
The Congress has been accused of being supportive towards Pakistan by a number of BJP leaders in the recent past. Much of this came after Conress' Navjot Singh Sidhu attended Pakistan PM Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony, wherein he also hugged Pakistan's army chief.
After his return to the country, he has constantly been praising Pakistan and its people, irking a number of individuals within India. Recently, the former cricketer reiterated his stance on Pakistan, defending his hug with the Army chief, before comparing it with South India.
"My Jhapi was no conspiracy, it was no Rafale deal...I hugged you...is this a conspiracy or what? If somebody tells me that they are ready to open the Kartarpur corridor. I mean they said it 400 times that we are ready to open the corridor then this is the way I show affection. I will hug and also kiss them. I care two hoots about people who play dirty politics on that. I have lived my life on my terms," he said during the first day of 7th Khushwant Singh Literature Festival.