Rahul Gandhi is a “political cuckoo.”
On Monday, BJP’s Sambit Patra slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s accusations against the government over the farmers’ protest, branding him a “political cuckoo” who refuses to work on the ground and instead uses people to further his political goal.
Mr Patra, a BJP spokesman, also accused the Congress politician of uploading an old photo of a farmers’ protest while alluding to their Sunday mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, and claimed this is part of his politics of “creating confusion and lies.”
As a cuckoo does not build her nest and seeks comfort in the nests of other birds, Rahul Gandhi also works; similarly, Mr Patra said.
“He does not attempt to improve the organisation of his political party. He is not a hard worker. He has made it a habit of using other people’s shoulders for political purposes,” he charged.
With farmer unions opposing the government, Mr Patra said that the Modi administration has always been and would continue to be committed to farmers.
He mentioned various government initiatives to prove his claim, including direct transfers of over 1.5 lakh crore to farmers and recorded acquisition and payment for their produce.
He said it was possible because of the government’s accomplishments, which included a slew of welfare measures for the poor, deprived, and farmers.
The BJP spokesperson also mentioned India’s COVID-19 immunisation effort, picking up steam and just surpassed one crore vaccinations in two days and swiping at Rahul Gandhi. The latter had previously criticised the purported slow pace of inoculation.
According to him, over 68.75 crore people have received at least one dose of immunisation, with an average daily figure of 85 lakh.
“Now Rahul Gandhi is not seen posting any tweet on the vaccination drive,” he said.
He further chastised the Congress politician for remaining silent on the reported rape of a juvenile in Rajasthan and filing an FIR against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father for allegedly racially insensitive remarks.
Mr Patra claimed that while Mr Gandhi causes “confusion” everywhere for his politics, he has remained silent on these matters regarding Congress-ruled states.