BJP president J.P. Nadda lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday over the burning of effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by farmers’ groups who have been protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre.
Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Amritsar on Sunday. Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda) general secretary Jagmohan Singh said farmers burnt effigies of the PM and Union government at several places in the state. Jamhoori Kisan Sabha general secretary Kulwant Singh Sandhu said they set effigies on fire in Phillaur and Adampur of Jalandhar district.
Rahul Gandhi himself tweeted on Monday about the burning of effigies of Modi and described it as a "dangerous precedent". Rahul tweeted, "This happened all over Punjab yesterday. It’s sad that Punjab is feeling such anger towards PM. This is a very dangerous precedent and is bad for our country. PM should reach out, listen and give a healing touch quickly."
However, Nadda took to Twitter to blame Rahul, his mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and the 'Nehru-Gandhi dynasty' over the incidents.
Nadda tweeted, "... empty rhetoric of decency and democracy by the Mother is ‘complemented’ by live demonstrations of politics of hate, anger, lies and aggression by the Son. Double standards galore!"
Nadda alleged the burning of effigies of Modi was directed by Rahul. "The Rahul Gandhi-directed drama of burning PM’s effigy in Punjab is shameful but not unexpected. After all, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has NEVER respected the office of the PM. This was seen in the institutional weakening of the PM’s authority during the UPA years of 2004-2014," Nadda tweeted.
Nadda also reiterated criticisms of Congress-run governments in Punjab and Rajasthan. "If there is one party whose conduct reeks of disgust, it is Congress. Atrocities against SC/ST communities are at an all time high in Rajasthan, women are unsafe in Rajasthan as well as Punjab, and their Punjab Ministers are committing scholarships scams," Nadda tweeted.
Nadda alleged freedom of speech was being curbed in Maharashtra. "If anyone wants to see a laboratory of usage of brute state power, troubling opponents, curbing freedom of speech in trademark Congress style, see the working of the Congress blessed Maharashtra Government. Except governing, they are doing everything else," he tweeted.
"One dynasty’s deep personal hatred against a person who was born in poverty and became PM is historic. Equally historic is the love people of India have showered upon PM @narendramodi. More Congress’ lies and hate increases, the more people will support PM Modi!," Nadda tweeted.