New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Tuesday came down heaving on the remarks made by the Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge during a public rally in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
Leader of House and BJP MP Piyush Goyal condemned Mallikarju Kharge in Rajya Sabha and demanded an apology for ‘indirectly’ insulting the saffron party.
He said, Yesterday, “LoP Mallikarjun Kharge gave an indecent speech in Alwar. The language used is unfortunate. I condemn the manner in which he used indecent language, said baseless things and attempted to present lies before nation. I demand apology from him.”
Further he said that the Congress chief should apologise to the people of the nation as well who voted for the daffron party to form the government in the Centre. “He (Kharge) gave us a glimpse of his mindset and jealousy,” he said.
The Union Minister brought pointed out that Mahatama Gandhi had asked for disbandoning the Congress after independence but it did not happen.
Yesterday, LoP Mallikarjun Kharge gave an indecent speech in Alwar. The language used is unfortunate. I condemn the manner in which he used indecent language, said baseless things & attempted to present lies before nation. I demand apology from him: Leader of House in RS, P Goyal pic.twitter.com/KFbARWjID1
— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2022
“Kharge ji is living example of that and is showing the nation that what Gandhi ji said was true and he’s a national president who doesn’t know to speak. Unless he apologises, he has no right to be here,” he added.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also denounced the remarks of Kharge and said, “I cannot believe that Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge could stoop so low and use such objectionable remarks. He should understand his responsibilities as a leader of a political party. We’re not enemies, we’re rivals. It’s distasteful, unfortunate and uncalled for.”
Meanwhile, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affiars and BJP leader Prahlad Joshi reiterated his “Duplicate Congress” remarks.
He said, ” …I don’t want to speak much about it. But what is Kharge thinking about himself and his party? This is duplicate Congress. Mahatma Gandhi had said about disbanding Congress. Rahul Gandhi is going ahead in getting that done soon”
#WATCH | …I don't want to speak much about it. But what is Kharge thinking about himself & his party? This is duplicate Congress. Mahatma Gandhi had said about disbanding Congress. Rahul Gandhi is going ahead in getting that done soon: Parliamentary Affairs Min on M Kharge https://t.co/w6oj02YX8v pic.twitter.com/tuRtNMstJk
— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2022
Mallikarjun Kharge Speech In Alwar
In a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, Kharge commented on their participation in the freedom struggle, asking “even if their dog sacrificed his life to get independence.”
He said, “…We gave freedom to the country and Indira and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their lives for the unity of the country. Our party leaders gave their lives, what did you do? Has anyone in your house even died for the country? Has (someone) made any sacrifice? No.”
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge made the controversial remarks in a public rally held during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Alwar district of Rajasthan. During the public address, Congres’s former chief Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Cheif Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present.
#WATCH हमने देश को आज़ादी दिलाई और देश की एकता के लिए इंदिरा और राजीव गांधी ने अपनी जान की क़ुर्बानी दी। हमारे पार्टी के नेताओं ने अपनी जान दी, आपने क्या किया? आपके घर में कोई देश के लिए कुत्ता तक मरा है? क्या(किसी ने) कोई क़ुर्बानी दी है? नहीं:कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष मल्लिकार्जुन खड़गे pic.twitter.com/faoHQMGZM0
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