BJP mocks Rahul Gandhi’s earthquake threat; Sambit Patra calls Congress ‘epicentre’ for scams

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Updated: December 9, 2016 3:50:46 PM

National Spokesperson of the Bhartiya Janata Party Sambit Patra retaliated to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's statement of triggering an earthquake when he speaks and mocked him by saying that the VP was best known for his political 'quackery', not 'quakes'.

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National Spokesperson of the Bhartiya Janata Party Sambit Patra retaliated to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s statement of triggering an earthquake when he speaks and mocked him by saying that the VP was best known for his political ‘quackery’, not ‘quakes’. He then turned his focus to the Congress party and targetted their long regime. Referring to the Congress, Patra said that those who had been the ‘epicentre’ of scams for the last 60 years were talking about ‘earthquakes’ on this day. Meanwhile, Union Minister Smriti Irani also took shots at Rahul Gandhi and said that the Congress Vice President has quite a lot of faith in his speaking abilities. She further said that Rahul Gandhi could only trigger earthquakes inside the Congress Party, not anywhere else.

Earlier today, Union Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu had criticised the Congress’s stand on demonetisation. Speaking to reporters Naidu had questioned as to how helping the poor and curbing the black money circulation was a foolish move by the government. Speaking about Congress’ allegations about people suffering and dying in queues outside banks and ATMs, Naidu questioned as to what they were preaching when lakhs had committed suicide due to distress during the Congress rule.

The opposition parties had earlier today quit their initial argument of conducting debate followed by a vote and had instead offered to accept a ‘no rules’ discussion. This would mean that the speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan would be the one to decide whether a vote should follow a free discussion. The opposition has constantly protested against the demonetisation drive ever since its announcement on November 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This had led to the disruption of the parliament for nearly an entire month.

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