Rahul Gandhi’s ‘dalali’ barb: Ram Vilas Paswan says such remarks demoralise soldiers

Ram Vilas Paswan pointed out that Rahul Gandhi had welcomed the surgical strikes only to criticise it two days later.

By: PTI | Ludhiana | Updated: October 10, 2016 1:11 pm
rahul gandhi, ram vilas paswan, dalali, rahul gandhi dalali remark, rahul gandhi on surgical strikes, surgical stikes, india pakistan, india pakistan border, india news “Rahul Gandhi had welcomed the surgical strikes and appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this step”. “What had happened in two days’ time that made him change his stance?” Paswan asked. (Source: File/PTI)

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday criticised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his ‘dalali’ remarks on army’s surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC, saying such statements lead to demoralisation of the forces. He said the Congress leader should not have made such a remark and pointed out that only two days before making the statement, “Rahul Gandhi had welcomed the surgical strikes and appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this step”. “What had happened in two days’ time that made him change his stance?” Paswan asked.

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Attacking the Prime Minister, Gandhi had told a rally in Delhi, “Jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. {You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong}.” Paswan, while talking about his native state Bihar, said the law and order situation was in bad shape under the ruling combine of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav.

“People of Bihar are feeling insecure as murders, kidnappings and incidents of loot have become an every day affair. Cold war between Nitish and Lalu has also started in the state and thus anti-social elements were taking full advantage of it,” Paswan claimed. On prohibition in Bihar, he said it was wrong to politicise ban on liquor.

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“It was Nitish Kumar himself who had handed over the bottles of liquor to the youth of Bihar in place of books during his earlier tenure as Chief Minister. His boasting about prohibition now is quite out of place as he had himself opened liquor vends in every corner of the state,” he said.

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