Rahul Gandhi “unworthy” to question PM Modi, says BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who had said that PM Modi is scared of participating in the debate on demonetisation, saying it was ironical of the Congress vice-president to make such assertions given the fact that he was adjudged the “worst parliamentarian” in the history of Lok Sabha.
Rahul on Friday had said, “Modiji was laughing first. Did you see? He felt like laughing. Then three or four times he cried. Didn’t he? (He should) come to the House. Then let’s see what happens. What emotion you will get to see on Modiji’s face.”
BJP leader G.V.L Narasimha Rao hit back at Rahul Gandhi saying the latter bunks Parliament most of the time and was not seen doing worthwhile even outside parliament. “I think he is not really worthy to make such comments. I think it is a joke because Rahul Gandhi has been adjudged to be one the worst parliamentarians in the previous term and that continues to be the case in the present Lok Sabha as well,” Rao said.
He said for the last two and half years, PM Modi has brought about massive transformation and discipline into governance. “So, for the Congress Party to demand Prime Minister Modi’s attendance they should first tell Rahul Gandhi to learn the basics of parliamentary responsibility and accountability,” Rao added.
Rahul had accused that “the Prime Minister does not want to sit in Lok Sabha and the opposition has been stopped from speaking in the house.” Replying to Gandhi, BJP Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur has challenged Rahul Gandhi to first debate with him, and not dream about debating with the PM.
“I challenge Mr Rahul Gandhi. He can finalise the date. I am ready to debate with him. He should not think about the Prime Minister. That is a quite higher post for him,” said Anurag Thakur.