Congress MLA suspended; remarks against Rahul Gandhi, says ‘I can’t call a donkey a horse’

Chhattisgarh Congress suspended its rebel MLA R K Rai for 'anti-party' activities but that did not deter him from making 'derogatory' remarks against Rahul Gandhi.

By: PTI | Raipur | Updated: October 19, 2016 7:35 pm
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Chhattisgarh Congress Tuesday suspended its rebel MLA R K Rai for “anti-party” activities but that did not deter him from making “derogatory” remarks against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

The decision to suspend Rai, considered a supporter of Chhattisgarh Janata Congress Party chief Ajit Jogi, was taken by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) at a meeting of its Coordination Committee in Raipur.

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“With the unanimous decision of the members of Coordination Committee, Rai has been suspended from the party,” AICC General Secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh B K Hariprasad told reporters after the meeting.

The panel also recommended to the party’s central disciplinary committee that the MLA from Gunderdehi be dismissed from Congress, he added. Hariprasad asserted Congress will fight the 2018 Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh under the leadership of the party’s state chief Bhupesh Baghel and legislature party leader TS Singhdeo.

Meanwhile, Rai welcomed the decision and said the action was taken against him for speaking against Rahul. “I was told the action has been taken against me for making comments against Rahul Gandhi (in the past). I can’t call a donkey a horse. If the party feels my observation is wrong then either it is blind or (is) acting like a blind person,” a defiant Rai said in a statement.

“I am not at all sad with the move because I am a true and vocal tribal representative. I am free now,” said the legislator, adding the decision has once again exposed the “anti-tribal” face of Congress.

Chhattisgarh Congress had issued a show cause notice to Rai last week for “anti-party” activities and publicly making statements against the party. The police officer-turned-politician is said to be a staunch supporter of Jogi, who floated his own party after quitting Congress in June this year.

Jogi had brought Rai into politics and helped him in getting a ticket from Gunderdehi seat in the 2013 Assembly polls.

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    Udyog Pande
    Oct 21, 2016 at 7:58 am
    ऐसा गजब न कहो भई ! नाराज हो जायेंगे..अरे सामान ढोते हैं, फिर उनको खाना नसीब होता है, ये पप्पू क्या कर रहा है ?
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      Chand
      Oct 19, 2016 at 12:16 am
      Oh great now where are the award wapsi- folks. lt;br/gt;They should be reacting to this intolerance? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This MLA was excising his freedom of speech. Why is RaGa so intolerant?lt;br/gt;Donki and Horse!!! What a laugh!!! hahahahahahahha
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        Chander Pal
        Oct 19, 2016 at 5:20 am
        Well may be he has spoken in a bit crude tone but the suppressed views are never accepted in Congi party. Since it is a one family party others have to come to terms before joining it. Tolerance is a virtue that is to be blamed on others but never to be accepted in Congi party.
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          Tej
          Oct 19, 2016 at 10:40 am
          You have remember guj 2002..can u remember Kashmiri pandit ...how u can Mr meena , u have wore a spect which allows u to see only guj.
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            ahdash
            Oct 19, 2016 at 1:10 am
            . . . at last somebody in congi . . has spine left in his body . . . even most educated (to be correct, certified) think tanks in this party are spineless . .. .
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              Bhagavath B S
              Oct 19, 2016 at 1:18 am
              sonia is a mafia, and a strong christian religion promoter,an agent of vatican,anybody can denay?rahul is donkey,donkey,donkey.milk boy, pappu,any body can denay?
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                HoldingMirror@U
                Oct 19, 2016 at 12:56 am
                In congress pseudo-hi family is the party. Your dissent against them will not be tolerated.
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                  Thippanna M.S.
                  Oct 19, 2016 at 3:08 am
                  Everybody knows what Rahul hi is. Its an open truth. Somevsay and get suspended. Some not. I really admire his guts to stay asVP even with this kind of humiliation.
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                    SDChakravarthy
                    Oct 19, 2016 at 3:21 am
                    The Congress which is staring at political oblivion has no future until it digests such bitter truths and embarks on a correction course.
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                      harun
                      Oct 19, 2016 at 3:16 am
                      That such attacks are common in Public life is a fact,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But this one on Raga is a result of his very Own making.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The 10 years of UPA Misrule and this guy was seen no where and did nothing nor did he accept any responsibility in the Govt.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As is the case with Bahuguna"s who stuck around to make use and Once they saw no purpose in hanging around a Proven disaster they walked out.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;With every ping day such Perssonal attacks will be made as the Congress slowl but steadily becomes irrelevant
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                        Gopal Iyer
                        Oct 20, 2016 at 11:22 am
                        congress is tending to Zero! Suspension or dismissal have no meaning whatsoever
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                          J.Ramakrishna
                          Oct 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm
                          Well said.
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                            Jignesh mehta
                            Oct 19, 2016 at 3:07 am
                            If u want to be part of Congress u have to recognise a donkey as a horse or u will be shown the door, hope u realised this.
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                              Keshav
                              Oct 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm
                              WHO CAN TOLERATE THE RAHUL. BUT CMPARING RAHUL TO A DONKEY THEN IT S A GREAT INJUSTCE TO DONKEY. DONKEY CARRIES OTHERS WEIGHT WHERE AS PAPPU RAHUL PUT HS WEIGHT ALROUND.
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                                Rajagopal Krishnarao
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm
                                Thank God! It is heartening to see that in Congress party there are some leaders with guts to reveal the truth!
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                                  Devisahai Meena
                                  Oct 19, 2016 at 8:54 am
                                  Yes. I am not suffering from amnesia . Means I know what democracy words meant . Now its mobocracy - the worst kind of govts. Ok, leave it come to the point ---2002 not India but w world is known to what happened in Guj. Now --khoon ki dalali -- its cashing surgical strike for political gains ( by the BJP central govt). Here you failed to understand word -- dalali(cashing in ) as commission . Parrikar has said -- RSS teachings were behind ordering surgical strike . Is it good to say ? Now I should not tell any more to you because I take you as a wise( not unwise) citizen of India .... Thanks !.......... Namaste ...dsm(66).
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                                    Devisahai Meena
                                    Oct 19, 2016 at 4:35 am
                                    Its shameful on the part of Mr. Rai that mother India produced him . Even a donkey always remain loyal to his master . It has been the ill fate of INC making donkey a horse and in return it kicks the maker one. BJP is the place for Mr. Rai( a tribal)........
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                                      Murali
                                      Oct 19, 2016 at 2:45 am
                                      Social media is going to be on fire. The nick name "Pappu" now has serious compeion
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                                        N.A.V. Latheef
                                        Oct 19, 2016 at 11:17 am
                                        The third rate attempt to get publicity.Political leader should have a decency while talking about a leader like Rahul hi.I want to tell to that MLA who called Rahul a donkey, that Mr.Rahul hi is the leader of real congress men.They love him a lot and he expect only such emotional attachement of laks of congress workers.Even the donkey would be ashamed when I call this MLA a paka donkey.Actually he looks like an animal
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                                          PURUSHOTTAM
                                          Oct 19, 2016 at 2:45 am
                                          The man should have known that Rev Rahulbaba is Congress and vice versa. The tradition States that he should have stated that Rev Rahulbaba is India or the world or the Pope and vice versa. It is right that he has been shown the door.
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                                            Shafted mohammed
                                            Oct 19, 2016 at 2:41 am
                                            What this guy is saying is truth. People have lost interest in congress and the sole reason is thrust upon leadership of Rahul baba. He has support of all those who are chaplus and I feel if digvijay uses his tongue at home can bring more happiness to him than he is using his tongue for chatukari.
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