While addressing a rally in the national capital on October 6, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi made a statement that doesn’t seem to be forgotten by people any soon. “Humare jawan hain jinho ne khoon diya hai,jinho ne surgical strike kiya, unke khoon ke peeche aap(PM) chhupe huye ho. Unki(jawans) aap(PM) dalali kar rahe ho. (Our jawans who sacrificed their lives, who did surgical strikes, you are hiding behind them. Pandering their blood),” said Gandhi as he culminted his month-long ‘Deoria to Delhi kisan yatra’.
The statement came a few days after he praised Narendra Modi for surgical strikes carrued out by the Indian Army on launch pads along the Line of Control. On September 30, Gandhi tweeted that he fully supported and appreciated the action taken by the Prime Minister. In a series of tweets, he said, “I’ll appreciate the PM whenever he acts like one. I want to thank him for taking an action as a Prime Minister for the first time in two and a half years. I fully support him.”
However, after his statement drew flak on social media, Gandhi decided to clear the air by saying that he fully supports the surgical strike but he doesn’t support using it for political reasons. “I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian Army in political posters and propaganda all across the country,” he tweeted.
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But Twitterati was mighty upset with the statement and here’s how they reacted.
“Khoon ki Dalali?” Really, Rahul Gandhi !! Shameful comment. Stick to English or Italian. And spare us such atrocities.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) October 6, 2016
We all knew Rahul Gandhi was immature ..but today the “Degree” of immaturity became clear!!
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) October 6, 2016
A decade after “maut ke Saudagar” now “khoon ki dalali”…Congress/Gandhis watching too much 1980s Bollywood, it seems
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) October 6, 2016
I heard Rahul Gandhi has performed a surgical strike on Congress’s electoral chances in Uttar Pradesh. Significant casualties.
— Overtly Covert (@bwoyblunder) October 6, 2016
Grow up Rahul Gandhi,think before u speak,u make mockery of urself.
— brijesh srivastava (@srivasatavabk) October 6, 2016
‘Maut Ka Saudagar’ ‘Zeher Ki Kheri’, and now, ‘Khoon Ki Dalali’.
WHO writes speeches for #RaGa and his Momma? Ramsay Brothers?
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) October 6, 2016
Robert Vadra immediately called Narendra Modi as soon as he came to know that Modi is a ‘Dalal’.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) October 6, 2016
Fake Gandhi have no right to question the sincerity and commitment of our PM
Fake promises never been met during 6 decades#SurgicalSelfGoal
— sachin karkera (@sachin_karkera) October 6, 2016
Someone should have told @OfficeOfRG he is at a public meeting; not on Twitter. Words like Dalali are prerogative of trolls not of netas.
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 6, 2016
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