BJP leaders who shared the video — an undated one displaying Gandhi accompanied by a buddy at a dimly lit nightclub, with loud music within the background — took a dig on the Congress chief for attending a celebration in Nepal at a time when his celebration was going via a extreme inner disaster.
The developments occurred after the Congress, on its Twitter deal with, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for touring overseas at a time when it claimed there was a disaster within the nation. “There’s a disaster within the nation, however Saheb (Prime Minister Modi) is relishing overseas,” the celebration had mentioned. The PM is on a three-nation European tour to spice up ties within the areas of fresh power and commerce.
Among the many first to tweet Gandhi’s purported video, BJP’s IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya, posted on Twitter: “Rahul Gandhi was at a nightclub when Mumbai was underneath siege. He’s at a nightclub at a time when his celebration is exploding. He’s constant. Apparently, quickly after the Congress refused to outsource their presidency, hit jobs have begun on their Prime Ministerial candidate.”
Many BJP leaders additionally took pot-shots at Gandhi, questioning his management. Union legislation minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted how he, because the everlasting boss of a celebration, may abdicate his duty to take pleasure in events and leisure. WCD minister Smriti Irani, who was by the way in Wayanad, Gandhi’s constituency on Tuesday, claimed the Congress celebration had all the time been apathetic to individuals’s wants, and held the MP accountable for Wayanad’s dismal efficiency as an aspirational district.
Different politicians additionally reacted sharply. Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra lashed out at “BJP trolls” for his or her double requirements and mentioned what the Gandhi scion did in his private life was no person’s enterprise.
As per a report printed by the Kathmandu Submit on Monday, the previous Congress president was in Nepal to attend the marriage of his buddy Sumnima Udas, whose father had served as Nepal’s Ambassador to Myanmar. The marriage was deliberate for Tuesday and a reception can be held on Thursday.
The Congress mentioned Gandhi had achieved nothing improper. Rahul Gandhi has gone to Nepal on an invite to attend a personal marriage perform of a buddy, “not like PM Modi who went to Pakistan uninvited” to attend the birthday cake-cutting of the then PM Nawaz Sharif, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned.