In a scathing assault on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his remarks over the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths, BJP Wednesday accused the Gandhi household of making an attempt to achieve “political mileage” out of a “tragic” incident.
Addressing a press convention, BJP nationwide spokesperson Sambit Patra mentioned, “The Gandhi family and Rahul Gandhi saw this as an opportunity. Seeing what happened at Lakhimpur Kheri as an opportunity, they thought through this they could save the reputation of their family. Driving political mileage out of a tragic incident is what the Gandhi family is trying to do.”
Criticising Rahul for his “systematic attack on the farmers” remarks earlier than leaving for Uttar Pradesh to satisfy the households of the deceased, Patra mentioned, “The UPA government sat over the Swaminathan Commission recommendations for eight years and did not implement it and you talk of systemic attack on farmers?”
“There has been a systemic upliftment of farmers. The government has worked for systemic upliftment of farmers,” Patra mentioned, itemizing the varied initiatives taken by the Modi authorities within the final seven years.
Rebutting Rahul’s claims, Patra mentioned, “Irresponsibility has become the second name of Mr Rahul Gandhi.”
“Rahul Gandhi should stop making attempts to cultivate. The most important issue in the country is maintaining peace. This is the duty of every party. It is not proper to incite people towards violence by spreading misperception. You should not do this,” Patra mentioned.