Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi for his undemocratic rant against India during his recent visit to London and demanded apology.
Rahul Gandhi made it headlines with his interactions at London in the UK. The former Congress President alleged that the structures of Indian democracy are under attack and there is a “full-scale assault” on the country’s institutions. His comment drew lots of flakes with many BJP leaders heavily coming upon him.
During a press meet on Wednesday, Smriti Irani said, “My question to Mr Gandhi today is this. In 2016, Rahul Gandhi went to an Indian university in the national capital and supported the slogan ‘Bhatat Tere Tukde Honge’. Rahul Gandhi further states in his travels to the United Kingdom that the democracy is blown to smothering. However, this very gentleman said in Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu that ‘all is well in India’. Which was a lie Mr Gandhi? Your statement in India or your statement in England?”
Smiriti Irani added, “Rahul Gandhi attacked not only the magnificence of the Indian parliament, but also the supremacy of the institution such as Supreme Court and Election Commission. Is now known to every citizen of India. I question Rahul Gandhi today that when he helps elect to parliament a Congress men a clarion call to kill people is that democracy? When a Gandhi family.”
The Union Minister slammed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against democracy. Smriti said, “He defamed the nation on foreign soil. Rahul Gandhi disrespected the institutions like SC and EC. Is humiliating India a democracy? Is disrespecting the chairman of the House a democracy? India demands an apology from Rahul Gandhi.”
The actress-turned-politician added, “The Congress MP’s hatred for the PM is now hatred for nation. He invoked foreign powers by visiting a country whose history has been to enslave India. While tearing down India’s democratic systems, he expressed regret that why foreign forces do not come and attack India.”
Hitting out at Gandhi over his remarks, Irani asked, “When Gandhi family directs Congress men and women to tear papers and throw it at the Speaker’s chair in Lok Sabha, is that democracy?” “When the Gandhi family directs Congress members in Rajya Sabha to tear books and jump on tables and humiliate the Chair of the Vice President of India in Parliament, is that democracy?”
Smiri Irani charged, “Today, every Indian citizen demands an apology to the Indian parliament, which is not mere amalgamation of parliamentarians. It is the voice of the Indian people. It is the constitutional reflection of the will of the Indian people. It is shameful that Rahul Gandhi, instead of coming to Parliament and apologising for his undemocratic rant against India, today seeks to be absent from Parliament.”