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'Part time' leader Rahul Gandhi is 'neem hakim khatra-e-jaan' for Congress: Naqvi

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday took pot shots at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi saying that his 'arrogance and nuisance' has increased Congress' 'political exile' for 20 years.


'Part time' leader Rahul Gandhi is 'neem hakim khatra-e-jaan' for Congress: Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday took pot shots at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi saying that his 'arrogance and nuisance' has increased Congress' 'political exile' for 20 years.

While taking to twitter account today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader mocked at the Amethi MP and termed him as a 'part time' leader.

The BJP leader further said Rahul is a threat to the grand old party.

Naqvi's sarcastic reaction comes a day after, External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj launched a no-holds-barred attack on Congress accusing it of having taken money to help Ottavio Quattrochchi and Warren Anderson flee India even as the government rejected the demand for her resignation over Lalitgate row.

Taking the floor after a number of searching questions were raised by Congress group leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Swaraj's charges against late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and his government and the attack on Rahul Gandhi escalated further tensions between the opposition and government.

Swaraj began her reply and launched into a fusillade against Rahul Gandhi and the Congress governments in the past including the one headed by his late father Rajiv Gandhi.

Swaraj referred to Rahul's attack on her that she indulged in a criminal act and helped a "fugitive flee" from law in "stealth".

She sought to tear into the Congress, telling Rahul Gandhi to ask his "mamma (Sonia Gandhi)" how much "money had been taken from (Ottavio) Quattrocchi" and why did "daddy (Rajiv Gandhi)" allow release of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson after the Bhopal gas leak case in 1984.

Denying any quid pro quo on the Lalit Modi issue, she said the Congress vice president should reflect on his family's history.

"Rahul should ask, why they did the quid pro quo" about Quattrocchi and Anderson.

She claimed Rajiv Gandhi struck a deal with the US government for the release of his "childhood friend Adil Shahryar" who was awarded a 35-year jail in a prison there.

Later, Rahul Gandhi himself took the floor and hit back at Swaraj saying she helped Lalit Modi because her family (husband and daughter) were the lawyers for him.

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