‘Your karma awaits you’

Rahul hits back at PM


New Delhi, May 05:

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, “Bhrashtachari number 1” (corrupt number 1), Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the PM should wait for his karma to catch up with him. “The battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet. “All my love and a huge hug,” Rahul Gandhi said. On Saturday, Modi while addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh said, the life of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s father Rajiv Gandhi ended as ‘Bhrashtachari number 1.’ “Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No 1,” Modi had said. The Prime Minister was apparently referring to the Bofors scam, which dates back to 1980s and 1990s, in which Rajiv Gandhi was accused of receiving kickbacks from Swedish defence manufacturer Bofors. The scam led to the removal of Congress party from power. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. However, Modi’s comments were not well received by Congress.
Priyanka Gandhi and senior party leader P Chidambaram condemned the statement made by the Prime Minister yesterday.
“The prime minister, who is seeking votes in the name of martyrs, on Saturday disrespected the martyrdom of a noble man. People in Amethi will give a befitting reply… Rajiv Gandhi gave his life for the people of Amethi. Yes Modi ji, this nation never forgives deception,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet. Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram accused the PM of crossing “all limits of propriety and decency”.
Chidambaram further wrote that the charges against late Rajiv Gandhi were dropped by the Delhi High Court and added that the BJP government had not filed an appeal in the Supreme court challenging the high court’s decision.
“Does Mr Modi read anything at all? Does he know that the charge against Mr Rajiv Gandhi was thrown out by the Delhi High Court as completely baseless?”he wrote.
Congress leader Ahmed Patel said those who are ‘pseudo-nationalist’ and ‘do politics of dividing people’ will never understand Rajiv Gandhi and his sacrifices.
“Those whose nationalism is pseudo and whose politics is based on dividing people will never understand Rajiv Gandhi and his sacrifice for the nation,” tweeted Patel.

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