After Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over dynastic politics, Union Minister Smriti Irani took pot shots at Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi and posted a video on her Facebook page: “Comedy of errors? Dynasty ke statement par dynasty ke supporter kya bolein iss par gehen calculation” (Serious calculation over how supporters of dynasty should respond to statement on dynasty).”
In the video, a party leader is heard talking to the spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi about Rahul Gandhi’s comments. It was during the Congress’ press conference when the leader was heard on microphone, apparently suggesting to counter questions on Gandhi’s dynasty jibe at Chandrasekhar Rao, told Singhvi that nobody from the Gandhi family has been in power since Rajiv Gandhi.
On this BJP’s media department head, Anil Baluni was quoted by PTI as saying, “It is an irony that a member of the Gandhi family, which is the biggest example of the dynasty politics in India, is accusing another leader of promoting dynasty.”
Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public meeting earlier on Thursday, hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekar Rao and asked whether they fought to form this state for his family accusing them of dynasty politics. While TRS leader K T Rama Rao called it “joke of the millennium”. “Some so called ‘national leaders’ of ‘national’ parties who can’t even win an election in their own backyard, make tall claims elsewhere ????. Indian Notional (sic) Congress leadership talking of ‘family rule’ has to be the joke of the millennium. Classic comedy ????,” Rao, son of the chief minister, wrote on Twitter.
(With inputs from PTI)