After Rahul Gandhi ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “insincerity”, the BJP called Congress leader Rahul Gandhi “a part-time politician” and alluded that he was like Roman emperor Nero who fiddled while Rome burned.
The Congress vice president returned yesterday from an 11-day break abroad, and far from losing momentum in his sustained attack against the PM for demonetisation, he attacked him today with renewed vigour, much to the BJP’s discomfiture.
“Rahul Gandhi is a part time politician; (he) has just arrived from a vacation. If he really cared about people, (he) wouldn’t have gone for vacation,” the BJP said, according to ANI.
Rahul today attacked Modi for his “incompetent decision” to scrap high-value currency notes, and for “weakening every single institution” that forms the backbone of the country. He also ridiculed the PM practising yoga, saying that he couldn’t even do that competently.
The Congress vice president has been criticized for taking off smack-dab in the middle of a sustained attacked on the PM and even as its future potential ally in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party, was unraveling. In addition, with polls coming up in five states, the Congress was also behind in releasing candidates’ lists for the state elections.
In April 2015, Rahul returned from a vipassana retreat to unleash against the Modi government the “suit boot ki sarkar” (government for the rich) slogan that paid him rich dividend for months.
Today, in a similar vein, he talked about Modi practicing yoga.
“I saw PM Modi doing yoga on yoga day. The PM did all kinds of asanas quite well but he could not do the padmasana,” the Congress vice president said at the ‘Jan Vedna Sammelan’ of the Congress in Delhi.
Rahul was accusing the Prime Minister of not being able to perform any task well, or even adequately, and also slamming him for what he perceives is his “insincerity.”
“I’ve done some yoga. Admittedly, I’m not very good at it, but my yoga guru used to tell me that if you practice yoga regularly, you can very easily do the padmasana. The converse though isn’t true. Anyone who doesn’t do yoga regularly can’t do the Padmasana,” Rahul said, piling insult upon injury.