The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, has demanded an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi after he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'chor' while lashing out at the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for the GST. While slamming Rahul Gandhi, Vasundhara Raje stated that he lacks "manners and thoughts". She also added that "his words are a reflection of his shallow mindset".
Minutes after Congress President unleashed 'chor' attack, Raje took to Twitter and wrote:
'The kind of words Rahul Gandhi used while addressing a rally in Sanghwada reflects the mindset of his party and party workers. They can go to any extent'
Earlier on Thursday, while addressing a rally in the poll-bound Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi said:
"Galli galli mai shor hai, desh ka chowkidar 'chor' hai. (There is news making rounds in the streets that the watchman of this country is a thief)" .
Taking his attack further forward, Rahul mocked the GST of BJP, calling it as 'Gabbar Singh Tax'. "No one has understood the Gabbar Singh tax till now. This is a corrupted Gabbar Singh tax. We will change it. If Congress comes to power, we will change Gabbar Singh tax to GST. Our focus is to give employment to the people of Rajasthan," he added.
His views drew angry reactions from the BJP party, with Smriti Irani lashing out at Rahul for irresponsible comments.
The Textiles minister said, "Rahul Gandhi has less regard for the position of the Prime Minister of India, let alone the person. I think that the desperation of the 'Clown Prince', as Mr. Jaitley calls him, to attract attention to himself at the cost of the Prime Minster's name is obvious to everybody.
"One needs to ask Rahul Gandhi, 'what is your vision for the country'? One needs to ask him, 'what is the solutions that you gave for a country that Congress left debt-ridden?' One needs to ask Rahul Gandhi, 'how does he look at the NPA issue which was left behind as a challenge for the Indian economy?', she added.