BJP questions Rahul’s absence from defence panel conferences

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 6

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday launched a contemporary assault on Rahul Gandhi for not attending even a single assembly of Parliament’s standing committee on defence and accused him of making an attempt to demoralise the nation. BJP president JP Nadda mentioned, “Rahul skips meetings of all important parliamentary standing committee on defence, but continues to demoralise the nation and question the valour of armed forces.”

It’s distraction: Congress

Terming the BJP’s assault as a “cheap distraction”, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera mentioned, “Instead of answering Rahul’s questions on Covid, overseas coverage, financial system and the LAC standoff, the BJP is attacking the questioner.”

Nadda’s tweets got here following reviews that Rahul has not attended the committee’s conferences to this point.

“Rahul does everything that a responsible Opposition leader should not do,” the BJP president mentioned.

He added, “Rahul belongs to that glorious dynastic tradition where as far as defence is concerned, committees don’t matter, only commissions do. The Congress has many deserving members who understand parliamentary matters, but one dynasty will never let such leaders grow. Really sad.”

Stepping up the assault on the Gandhi-scion, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao mentioned Gandhi selected to not attend 11 conferences of the standing committee on defence held to this point.

“The dynastic family is only interested in defence matters when commissions are involved,” Rao alleged, demanding an evidence from Rahul as to why he selected to be absent from all conferences of the standing committee on defence.

The BJP spokesperson added that Rahul Gandhi additionally selected to not attend a discipline go to to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, which proved to be an important go to for the committee. “He must apologise to the armed forces,” Rao mentioned. Gandhi has been main his get together’s sharp criticism of the Central Government over a bunch of points, together with the persevering with standoff between Indian and Chinese armies. In flip, the BJP has accused him of decreasing the morale of armed forces.

(With inputs from PTI)

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