Rameshwar Sharma, a Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA, pulled a gun on members of the Congress party and said Congress workers roam like 'darbari kutte' around Sonia Gandhi, the former party chief.
New Delhi: The dog remark made by Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has not died. However, following the contentious statement, Kharge had lunch with Prime Minister Modi and other top leaders, during which millet-prepared foods were served.
In the aftermath of Kharge’s dog remark, Rameshwar Sharma, a Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA, pulled a gun on members of the Congress party and said Congress workers roam like ‘darbari kutte’ around Sonia Gandhi, the former party chief. That is why, he claims, they observe others similarly.
The Congress chief, Kharge, said on Monday during a rally in Rajasthan that unlike the Congress, which stood up for the nation and contributed to its independence after its leaders made tremendous sacrifices, “not even a dog of the BJP was lost” for the nation.
He further added that the BJP government “talks like a lion but behaves like a mouse” because it is avoiding a debate in Parliament on the subject and not holding China accountable for its border intrusions.
The ruling and opposition parties sparred in Rajya Sabha over Kharge’s remarks, with BJP MPs demanding an apology from him.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju called Kharge’s language “abusive” and claimed that this is how people start to laugh at politicians. “One cannot believe that he can talk so cheaply,” the BJP leader told reporters.
Another Union minister, Ashwani Kumar Choubey, stated that such remarks would further damage the Congress. Recently, Rahul Gandhi used derogatory language toward the Indian armed forces.
“This kind of remarks will make the Bharat Jodo Yatra the ‘shav yatra’ [funeral procession] of the opposition party,” he said.