April 1, 2023

bjp: Rajiv ‘father of lynching’: BJP hits back at Rahul | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BJP on Tuesday said Congress has no moral right to talk about mob lynching as the biggest incident of lynching in the history of independent India happened during Rajiv Gandhi’s era when thousands of Sikhs were killed.
BJP’s reaction came hours after Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “Before 2014, the word ‘lynching’ was practically unheard of. #ThankYouModiJi.”

“I feel Congress has no right to raise questions over lynching. The biggest such incident in the history of independent India under any government occurred during the era of Rajiv Gandhi,” Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat told reporters after Punjab Congress leader Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi joined BJP in Delhi.
BJP national spokesperson R P Singh said, “Rahul Gandhi forgets that his father Rajiv Gandhi supported mob lynching of more than 3,000 Sikhs by Congress MPs and workers.”
Referring to Rajiv Gandhi’s comment ‘Jab bhi bada ped girta hai, dharti hilti hai, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, “It is true that Rahul Gandhi didn’t hear about lynching before 2014, because they equated the killings of thousands of innocent Sikhs with fall of a big tree.”
Quoting Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya said, “Meet Rajiv Gandhi, father of mob lynching, justifying blood curdling genocide of Sikhs.”
Don’t act as govt’s agents, Rahul snaps at journalist
Asked about the lynching jibe at a media briefing later in the day, Rahul Gandhi snapped at the reporter for asking the question. He said, “Sarkar ki dalali mat karo (Don’t act as agents of the government).” Gandhi apparently lost his cool over posers about BJP’s rebuttal to his claims.

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