Union home minister Amit Shah has accused former Congress president Rahul Gandhi of doing ochhi rajniti (shallow minded politics) and making remarks “liked by” China and Pakistan during border tensions with China and asserted that the government was prepared for a debate in Parliament in which “1962 se aaj tak do-do haath ho jayein” (let us discuss from 1962 war onwards till now, ready for robust debate).
It may be recalled Rahul Gandhi has continuously hit out athe Modi government in his tweets during the stand-off with China and the face-off in Galwan valley in Ldakh where 20 Indian soldiers were killed .
In an interview with ANI, Shah that the government was fully capable of handling anti-India propaganda but it was painful when a former president of such a big political party indulges in shallow minded politics at a time of crisis.
“Yes we are fully capable of handling anti-India propaganda but it does pain when a former president of such a big political party does ochi rajiniti (shallow minded politics) at a time of problems. It is a matter of self-introspection for him and Congress that his hashtag is being taken forward by Pakistan and China. It is not for me. It is a matter of concern for the Congress that hashtag of their leader is being encouraged by Pakistan and China. You say what China and Pakistan like. And at this time of crisis,” added Shah.
He was asked about a hashtag going viral last week about `Surender Modi’ remarks of Gandhi and it gaining traction in China and Pakistan.