New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to Rahul Gandhi’s comment lashed out at him on Monday and said that he had expected that Congress chief would talk responsibly with a better understanding, unlike other political leaders.
Congress supremo Rahul had “complimented” the minister, saying he was the only member in the BJP cabinet who has guts to speak freely and that he should comment on “farmer distress and destruction of institutions”.
Just hours after Rahul’s comment, Gadkari replied in a series of tweets that he did not need a “certificate” from Rahul about “his guts” and also blamed Congress for pushing farmers to their present state of affairs.
@RahulGandhi जी, मेरी हिम्मत के लिए मुझे आप के सर्टिफिकेट की जरूरत नही है लेकिन आश्चर्य इस बात का है की एक राष्ट्रीय पार्टी के अध्यक्ष होने बाद भी हमारी सरकार पर हमला करने के लिए आपको मीडिया द्वारा ट्विस्ट किए गए खबरों का सहारा लेना पड़ रहा है।
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 4, 2019
“The difference between our DNA and of Congress is that we have faith in constitutional institutions. Your efforts are not yielding results. Modiji will again become the prime minister and we will take the country forward. But I hope in future you will talk responsibly and with better understanding,” he said.
Earlier, Rahul had tweeted, “Gadkariji, compliments! You are the only one in the BJP with some guts. Please also comment on: 1. The Rafale scam and Anil Ambani 2. Farmers’ distress 3. Destruction of institutions.”
Gadkari Ji, compliments! You are the only one in the BJP with some guts. Please also comment on:
1. The #RafaleScam & Anil Ambani
2. Farmers’ Distress
3. Destruction of Institutionshttps://t.co/x8BDj1Zloa
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 4, 2019