PM terms Rahul’s elevation as ‘Aurangzebi raj’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Dec 2017 09:06:29



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation as Congress President, dubbing it as “Aurangzebi raj”.
Without referring to the National Herald case, in which Rahul Gandhi had got bail, Modi, addressing a campaign rally in Valsad district of Gujarat, said, “Congress has gone bankrupt, as it is going to make a person who is out on bail in corruption case its president.”

Taking potshots at the Opposition party, the Prime Minister said, “Mani Shanker Aiyar who was a Minister in Congress Government said ‘did elections happen during Mughal rule? After Jahangir, Shahjahan came, was any election held? After Shahjahan it was understood that Aurangzeb would be the leader.’ “Does the Congress accept that it is a family party? We don’t want this Aurangzeb rule,” Modi said.
Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his nomination papers for the party’s chief post.

‘Pidhikaran’ of Congress is complete, says BJP: THE BJP on Monday played on the words “Pidhi” and “peedi” while dismissing the process for generational change in the Congress leadership as “Pidhikaran”, a reference to Rahul Gandhi’s dog.

Neither the old “peedi” nor the new “peedi” matter in the Opposition party, BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, using the Hindi word for generation to take a swipe at the process to elevate Rahul Gandhi from Vice President to President of the Congress.

In no organisation is a member promoted for repeatedly failing to perform, he said after the Gandhi scion filed his nomination papers to succeed his mother Sonia Gandhi as Congress President.

“Pidhikaran of the Congress is now complete. Neither the old generation (PEEDI), nor the new generation matters. Only Pidhi matters,” Rao said in a statement.
He termed the entire election process a “mockery of democratic traditions”.