New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Goa spokesperson Dattaprasad Naik on Monday came down heavily on Congress president Rahul Gandhi by describing him a `loafer` for winking in Parliament.
After ending his speech during a raging debate on No-Confidence Motion between the ruling National Democratic Alliance and the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Rahul moved across the floor to hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi before later winking at a party colleague.
Hitting out at Rahul for his gestures, Naik said, “Rahul Gandhi who does not have substance or the understanding of issues related to the people of India had to resort to hugging the Prime Minister in the Temple of democracy and then winking like a loafer.”
“Rahul Gandhi who does not have substance or the understanding of issues related to the people of India had to resort to hugging the Prime Minister in the temple of democracy and then winking like a loafer. We have only heard of loafers winking at girls in colleges in the past and never such a shameful act has ever happened in the temple of Democracy. It’s a shame that today Congress party has become a “Katputli” in the hands of Gandhi family,” the statement from Naik read.
Naik’s comments come a day after the state Congress chief Girish Chodankar called Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar a “kathputli” (puppet) for bowing to unreasonable demands of ruling coalition allies in the coastal state.
Reflecting on the same, Naik said that Chodankar had forgotten that even former prime minister Manmohan Singh was a puppet in the hands of the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi and that all Goa Congress presidents in the past were “kathputlis” in the hands of the Congress high command.
On a related note, the Modi-led NDA Government sailed through its first floor test in Lok Sabha by defeating the No-Confidence Motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP). (ANI)