BJP, Cong commerce barbs over Rahul’s ‘north-south’ comment

Today News Online Service
New Delhi, February 24

The BJP and Congress faced off today on Rahul Gandhi’s remark regarding North Indians being only superficially interested in issues with ministers attacking the former Congress chief for “insulting Indians”.

“Insulting Indians is a favourite pastime of Rahul. Indians are not superficial, you are Mr Rahul,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Gandhi had at a Thiruvananthapuram rally yesterday said, “For the first 15 years I was an MP in the north and I had got used to a different kind of politics. Coming to Kerala was refreshing for me as I suddenly realised people are interested in issues at a deeper level and not just superficially.”

The Congress defended Gandhi today with party media chief Randeep Surjewala saying the North-South divide is a “toolkit” being adopted and sold by the BJP to the news channels and to the public.

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