Terming the rally of the Congress president Rahul Gandhi as a failure, the state BJP president Ajay Bhatt as said that the speech of Rahul was a bundle of lies. In a statement, he claimed that the flop show has clearly shown that the people of Uttarakhand have rejected the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi. Bhatt said that as he is wont to do, Rahul delivered a crammed and often repetitive speech and his gestures and postures made during the speech were similar to those seen in his other speeches. “The predicament of the people who gathered is understandable. It is like one being forced to watch a flop movie again and again,’’ he said.
Terming the words used by Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as undignified, Bhatt said that it shows the culture of the Congress as a part of which the enemies of the country are shown respect while the PM of country is insulted. Quizzed on Manish Khanduri joining the Congress, the state BJP chief said that it is his personal decision and claimed that he had never been a member of the BJP. He said that it would make no difference to his party. Bhatt added that Major General B C Khanduri ( Rtd) is a very senior and respected leader who has always guided the party in the past and would continue to do so in the future. “There are many instances of different members of a family being in different political parties,” he said. He cited the instance of the former Congress president Sonia Gandhi with her son being in the Congress and her sister- in- law Maneka Gandhi with her son being in the BJP.
Sunday, 17 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun