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Rahul lauds Gadkari for ‘guts’; don’t need certificate, says BJP leader

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 05, 2019 Published on February 04, 2019

Congress president Rahul Gandhi (file photo).   -  THE HINDU

In a left-handed compliment, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is the only one in the BJP who has the guts, and asked him to comment on the Rafale deal, job crisis, “farmers’ distress and destruction of institutions”.

Gandhi’s remarks came following Gadkari’s remarks that “one who cannot take care of home, cannot manage the country”.

The Union Minister hit back at Gandhi, saying he does not need a certificate from him on his courage and alleged that the Congress chief is taking the help of reports “twisted” by the media to attack his government.

The Congress President cited a report quoting Gadkari, saying that party workers should first fulfil their domestic responsibilities as “those who cannot do that cannot manage the country”. “Gadkari Ji, compliments. You are the only one in the BJP with some guts. Please also comment on: The Rafale scam and Anil Ambani, farmers’ distress and destruction of institutions,” Gandhi tweeted and tagged with it the report on Gadkari’s comments. “Oops, Gadkari Ji. Huge apology. I forgot the most important one....JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!” he said later in a tweet.

The Union Minister had made the remarks on Saturday while addressing former workers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the BJP’s student-wing, in Nagpur.

Gadkari took to Twitter to reply.

“Rahul Gandhi ji, I do not need a certificate from you on my courage, but it is a matter of surprise that even after being the President of a national party you have to take the help of news twisted by the media to attack our government,” Gadkari tweeted.

Published on February 04, 2019
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