BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying his remark calling the ordinance on shielding convicted MLAs and MPs as “nonsense” was an insult to the nation and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The BJP leader, who was in Kolkata to meet party leaders ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was quoted by party leaders as saying: “The act of the Congress vice president insulted the Prime Minister when he was in a meeting overseas and thus shamed the nation as well.”
BJP state president Rahul Sinha while briefing about the party’s closed-door meeting demanded immediate resignation of the Prime Minister and his government as well as resignation of Congress president Sonia Gandhi from her post.
“I personally feel that if the ordinance is actually “nonsense” then both the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should step down, and if it is not, then Rahul Gandhi should be expelled from the party for speaking against the party,” said Sinha.
Varun, who was recently made the BJP observer for Bengal, meanwhile, asked party workers to reach all levels of the society and ensure that a large number of people from UP and Bihar who stay in Kolkata and its adjoining areas are inducted into the party.
“He said people want change and that the last change only brought depression,” said party leader and actor George Baker referring to the victory of the Trinamool Congress in the state. “Varun slammed both the governments at the Centre and the state. He said the UPA government was full of corruption and the Trinamool government has failed miserably to live up to the expectations of the people,” added Baker.
Both Sinha and Baker said the party has been able to get rid of the “misconception” about the BJP being against the Muslims as many people from the community have joined the party.
“The misunderstandings among the Muslims about BJP have been cleared...The CPM and the Trinamool had Muslims killing Muslims and Hindus killing Hindus. People are not fools. They have realised how their religious sentiments have been