Quarrel over Rahul Gandhi’s video

Rahul Gandhi is under immense fire from the BJP for his comments in London.

New Delhi:

The BJP took a dig at Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, with several union ministers tweeting a video of the congress leader’s press conference in which senior party leader Jairam Ramesh corrects him.

The 25-second video shows Mr Gandhi telling reporters, “Unfortunately I am an MP”, after which Mr Ramesh leans over and advises the Congress leader that his remarks can be turned into a “joke”.

“Unfortunately I am an MP – they may be joking,” Ramesh tells Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi then corrects himself: “You see, I want to make it clear, unfortunately for you, I am an MP.”

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted the video, throwing shade at Gandhi. “Unfortunately we have no words for…” he wrote.

Another union minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, also tweeted the video calling it “Really sad”.

BJP’s Amit Malviya asked if Jairam Ramesh is Rahul Gandhi’s “official nanny”.

Mr. Ramesh quickly struck back with a punch of his own. “We speak freely to the media without teleprompters,” he tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi has come under huge fire from the BJP for his comments in London, with at least four Union ministers demanding his apology in and out of parliament. Speaking at Cambridge University, the Congress MP said Indian democracy is under strain and opposition voices are suppressed.

The congress leader said the row over his comments in London was “just a distraction” from questions he raised in his speech to parliament last month. “I have a fundamental question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s relationship with Gautam Adani. The government and the Prime Minister are afraid of the Adani issue, that’s why this whole controversy is prepared,” he said.

Congress and other opposition parties have accused the ruling BJP of diverting attention from the Adani-Hindenburg feud and dodging demands for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate Hindenburg’s allegations against the Adani group. The Adani Group has strongly denied allegations of stock fraud and stock price manipulation.

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