Hours after truce with government, Rahul Gandhi takes a swipe at PM Narendra Modi

Arun Jaitley told Rajya Sabha that “the Prime Minister, in his statements or speeches, did not question nor did he mean to question the commitment to this nation of either Dr Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister, or Hamid Ansari

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 28, 2017 9:06 am
Rahul Gandhi, Congress, CWC meeting, Rahul CWC meet, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, indian express, india news Congress president Rahul Gandhi told Rajya Sabha that nothing should be said to hurt the dignity of the Prime Minister. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Hours after his party, as part of its truce with the government to end the deadlock over Parliament proceedings, told Rajya Sabha that “nothing should be said to hurt the dignity of the Prime Minister”, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a fresh swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Dear Mr Jaitlie – thank you for reminding India that our PM never means what he says or says what he means. #BJPLies,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted along with a video clip of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement in Rajya Sabha and the Prime Minister’s election speech in Gujarat in which he had targeted former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Earlier, Jaitley told Rajya Sabha that “the Prime Minister, in his statements or speeches, did not question nor did he mean to question the commitment to this nation of either Dr Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister, or Hamid Ansari, the former Vice President. Any such perception is completely erroneous. We hold these leaders in high esteem as also their commitment to this nation”.

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had held negotiations with Jaitley over several days to arrive at the truce, had also said that after Jaitley’s statement the issue was a “closed chapter”. “We believe this is a closed chapter. But the Prime Minister should not have even thought that the former Prime Minister, former Vice President and former Army chief would hatch a conspiracy with Pakistan to oust a government in India… I think the Prime Minister has realised that he had used Pakistan to win an election,” Azad said.

During the election campaign in Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi had accused the Prime Minister of practising the “politics of anger and hate” and talked about “defeating the BJP with love”. He had also disapproved of Congress veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar’s remark about the Prime Minister being a “neech kisam ka aadmi”.

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  1. Yalahanka Raghavendra
    Dec 29, 2017 at 3:48 am
    As Rahul admitted, he keeps making mistakes and makes it forever. Dynasty mentality, power without merit, corrupt congress leaders, arrogant leaders like Mani Shanker, Sonia, etc, we need to find out real opposition without Congress to have any meaningful and constructive things to happen in Indian politics.
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      yogesh
      Dec 28, 2017 at 11:44 am
      This reinforces the thoughts about Rahul - that no matter how much advice he gets on how to talk, and how not to talk - he shows his true colors. the question was about a meeting that happened in which one mr iyer hosted and attended, and none from the govt was invited where the said intentions were to improve relationships with PAK. What our PM said is correct - raising questions about the setting of the meeting. Now Rahul is trying to extract political milage out of this - inspite of having discussion with Jaitley. Our country should make sure that a person like him never gets close to running our country. 2019 will need reinforced campaign to make sure that people vote for hard working PM, and keep the corrupt, pseudo secular, hardly working congress team out of the power, not get fooled by Rahul having better advisors for election campaign (aka 11 temple visits) and elect govt focussed on nation building, infrastructure building continues to be delivered by transparent administr
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      1. Truth Truth
        Dec 28, 2017 at 11:15 am
        Feku never means what he says or says what he means——-Neech crook stoops down to newer levels everyday , just to win elections ———For staying in power, Gas Balloon gives out gas along with Fatty , and lies through his teeth 24X7 !!!
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          Sunil Mani Mani
          Dec 28, 2017 at 11:07 am
          i think our Prime mininster n other dignitaries should just ignore this crass dumbass Pappu....
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            lookman
            Dec 28, 2017 at 10:43 am
            Rest assured RaOWL Ghandi will not disappoint you in making KHANgress disappear from this ancient land in 2019 REMEMBER THE story of the king who had kept a monkey to keep flies away when he was asleep When a fly came and sat on the face of the sleeping king The monkey stuck the fly with a hammer and you know what happened to the king ha ! Ha !! Ha !!! RaOWL the monkey here
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