Girls of a Mount Carmel College here embarrassed Congress’ Rahul Gandhi. When Gandhi asked students of the all-girls Mount Carmel College if Narendra Modi’s ambitious programmes were working, they responded with a loud yes much to his discomfiture and leaving Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state Home Minister G. Parameshwara red-faced.
Rahul Gandhi was interacting with about 500 students in the reputed autonomous institution on “Role of youth in building a vibrant India”, amid tight security, as even media was kept away from the auditorium, ostensibly to avoid witnessing such embarrassment and discomfort.
When a bemused Gandhi again asked students if Make in India was also working, they replied in unison with ‘yes’!
Making most of Rahul Gandhi’s discomfort, BJP’s national spokesman Sambit Patra said in New Delhi later said that the response to the Congress leader’s posers exposed the disconnect with ground realities, as he was shown through a mirror what the country’s youth aspire for.
“When asked about Clean India and Make in India, the youth said these concepts were moving ahead and Rahul was shocked. Why? Because of the fact that he has a great disconnect, he does not know vibrations on ground. Leave aside the country, he cannot lead even the youth,” Patra told news channels.
BJP secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said Rahul’s interaction with students in Bengaluru should caution his party and its leadership that Indian youth is not willing to accept “obstructionist and negative” agenda of the Congress.
“We hope RG and Congress will learn from the interaction that the youth want Parliament to function and therefore they would not disturb the winter session,” Singh said.