Congress, BJP trade barbs over Rahul's viral video

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS): The Congress and BJP on Tuesday exchanged barbs after the video of Rahul Gandhi in a Kathmandu nightclub party went viral.

Both the parties were attacking each other over the video and the Congress raked up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pakistan.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju retweeted the video and said, "Regular Parties, Vacations, Holidays, Pleasure Trips, Private Foreign Visits etc are nothing new to the nation now. As a private citizen there's no issue at all but when an MP, a permanent boss of a national political party who keeps preaching others..."

As the barbs against Rahul continued, the Congress responded by taking a jibe at the Prime Minister and saying that he was not an "uninvited guest like the Prime Minister when he visited Pakistan".

The Congress said Rahul Gandhi is in Nepal to attend the wedding of a journalist friend. Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Do let me know so that we can change our status & civilizational practices of attending marriages of our friends & family members.

"Rahul Gandhi hasn't gone to Pakistan as an uninvited guest like PM Modi to cut a cake with Nawaz Sharif, and we know what happens in Pathankot," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a news briefing.

"Rahul Gandhi has gone to Nepal, a friendly country, to attend a journalist's wedding. There is nothing wrong. It's a matter of our culture. It's not a crime. Maybe the PM and BJP will soon decide it's a crime to participate in weddings of friends and family members," he added.

BJP leader Amit Malviya put out a video on Twitter showing Rahul Gandhi at a nightclub in Kathmandu, where he has gone to attend a wedding.

"Rahul Gandhi was at a nightclub when Mumbai was under seize. He is at a nightclub at a time when his party is exploding. He is consistent.

"Interestingly, soon after the Congress refused to outsource their presidency, hit jobs have begun on their Prime Ministerial candidate...," Malviya tweeted.



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  • Sunil Padival, Mangalore

    Tue, May 03 2022

    Forget Nepal. Breaking new is, Smriti Irani is visting Wayanad on 3rd May !!! RaGA should be aware of this and counter it asap.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Tue, May 03 2022

    What RG does in his private time is his prerogative. Let him enjoy his life. As such he is not the president of Congress to be under any stress to act or perform. So let him chill. As long RG is important to Congress he is equally important to BJP. Without him Congress would become stronger and make BJP weaker. Now BJP should also chill

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, May 03 2022

    We are more concerned about high inflation, price rises of all essential commodities, fuel and gas prices loot and communal frenzy is stoked by ruling party to divert with these silly issues while Pradhan Sevak selling all assets to his Hamare Do dosths for a pittance after causing their losses through his appointed directors.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, May 03 2022

    India is a Democracy ...

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Tue, May 03 2022

    RG is entitled to his private life. But let him not politic when something happens in BJP ruled states and make piligrimage there!! Now there are so much of violence taking place in Rajastan. Brother and sister are silent and absent !!!

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