Smriti Irani hits out at Rahul Gandhi on his dynasty remarks

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New Delhi. 12 September(Wishav Warta): The BJP on Tuesday accused Rahul Gandhi of trying to belittle Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a foreign soil after the Congress vice president criticised the government for its handling of economy and over “growing polarisation” in the country.

“The fact that he chose to belittle the Prime Minister is not surprising, in fact expected,” BJP leader and information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani told reporters within hours of the Congress leader addressing students at the University of California, Berkeley.

“After failing to connect with the people of India, Gandhi chooses a platform of convenience for beating his political opponents.”

The 47-year-old Gandhi arrived in the US on Monday for a two-week tour.

“A failed dynast today chose to speak about his failed political journey in US,” Irani said.

The minister said the Congress leader’s remarks that dynasts and dynasties were the fulcrum of Indian democracy were an anomaly as she went on point to the modest backgrounds of President Ram Nath Kovind, vice president M Venakaih Naidu and Prime Minister Modi and argued they rose of high offices on back of merit.