Video: Adhir Ranjan calls PM Modi a salesman, calls Abhinandan's moustache a national asset

Adhir said Varthaman's moustache be made national asset

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, June 24: Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was in an attacking mode today as he was replying on the motion of thanks. The firebrand Congress leader left no stone unturned to pinch the BJP and hurled one attack after the another. But even amid these several attacks, he made some comments which amused all in the House.

The Congress leader made headlines today by making some bold and quirky comments; here are some interesting ones.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury praised Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's mustache and pleaded that it should be a national asset, literally.Congress Lok Sabha leader said in Lok Sabha that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be awarded for his bravery. But that's not all. The Congress leader also praised Abhinandan's mustache. Chowdhury said this in as many words, "His mustache should be made a national mustache."As Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury replies on the motion of thanks, he makes thunderbolt statements on BJP and dares PM Modi to send Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi to jail, suggests Abhinandan's mustache ne made national mustache andCongress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary on Monday questioned in the Lok Sabha why Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had not been jailed till now if the Congress was a "corrupt" party. He was speaking on a Motion of Thanks on the President's address.Responding to Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi, who started the debate by highlighting the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's misrule and referred to the scams during its tenure, Chowdhary asked if the Modi government had been able to arrest anyone in these scams."Did you manage to send Soniaji and Rahulji to jail?" he asked, adding that the BJP came to power calling Congress leaders "thieves" but they were still sitting in Parliament.In the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed during the President's address that Modi government only renamed the schemes launched by the earlier UPA government. Chowdhury even narrated the old and new names of all schemes.Chowdhary said the Prime Minister was a great salesman. "He was able to sell his product while the Congress failed to do so" despite building dams, bringing computers and developing space technologies and missiles during its tenure, he saidCongress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questioned the ruling BJP. He asked, "Did you manage to catch anybody in 2G and coal allocation scam? Did you manage to send Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi ji behind the bars? You came to power by calling them thieves, then how are they sitting in the parliament?"Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah left the Lok Sabha after Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury concluded his speech. Earlier BJP members raised objection over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's statement while comparing Indira Gandhi with Narendra Modi.