1. Called Rahul Gandhi a ‘donkey,’ Congress MLA suspended from Congress for ‘anti-party’ activities

Called Rahul Gandhi a ‘donkey,’ Congress MLA suspended from Congress for ‘anti-party’ activities

Rai while hinting at Rahul said that you cannot call a donkey a horse and if the party feels that his observation was wrong, then they are either blind or pretending to be one.

By: | Updated: October 19, 2016 8:05 AM
rahul-reu-l “I was told the action has been taken against me for making comments against Rahul Gandhi (in the past). I can’t call a donkey a horse. If the party feels my observation is wrong then either it is blind or (is) acting like a blind person,” said Rai. (Reuters)

Congress MLA R K Rai was suspended from the party after cited his “anti-party” activities. However, this did not pull him back from making “derogatory” remarks against Rahul Gandhi. Rai while hinting at Rahul said that you cannot call a donkey a horse and if the party feels that his observation was wrong, then they are either blind or pretending to be one.

“I was told the action has been taken against me for making comments against Rahul Gandhi (in the past). I can’t call a donkey a horse. If the party feels my observation is wrong then either it is blind or (is) acting like a blind person,” said Rai.

He added that he was not “at all sad” with the move because he is a true and vocal “tribal representative.” I am free now, said Rai.

The decision to suspend Rai was taken by Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) at a meeting of its Coordination Committee in Raipur. “With the unanimous decision of the members of Coordination Committee, Rai has been suspended from the party,” said AICC General Secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh B K Hariprasad.

Earlier, Chhatisgarh Congress had issued a show cause notice to Rai last week for “anti-party” activities and publicly making statements against the party. The police officer-turned-politician is said to be a staunch supporter of Jogi, who floated his own party after quitting Congress in June this year. Jogi had brought Rai into politics and helped him in getting a ticket from Gunderdehi seat in the 2013 Assembly polls.

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