BJP`s dig at Rahul Gandhi

In the wake of "The Economist" criticising Rahul Gandhi on leadership issues, BJP took potshots at him.

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012, 21:35 PM IST

New Delhi: In the wake of "The Economist" criticising Rahul Gandhi on leadership issues, BJP today took potshots at him, saying it is yet to see him as an effective debator in Parliament and charged his party gives him all the credit but does not hold him accountable for his failures.

"I do not wish to join issue with what some foreign journalist is saying about Rahul Gandhi. I think Rahul Gandhi`s conduct over the years in the polity of the country speaks volumes for itself," BJP Chief Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, in a sarcastic tone.

Maintaining that he was speaking as a member of parliament, Prasad said he is "really craving for a very effective intervention by Rahul Gandhi" in a parliamentary debate.
"Secondly, all the credit to Rahul Gandhi and no failure to Rahul Gandhi.... This argument of Congress... He went to Bihar, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Congress was wiped out in all these states," Prasad said.

In a scathing article, The Economist has alleged Gandhi lacks leadership qualities and has failed to deliver. It has also described him as a leader who is "reluctant" to assume a bigger role in Congress and the government and has also "missed" opportunities to prove his mettle.
PTI