Bangalore: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday
dubbed the Congress as a "mother and son party", where the
post of party chief is reserved only for a member of the
Addressing a public rally organised by BJP on completion
of 1,000 days in office of its first government in the south,
Gadkari said Congress was not a public limited company or even
a private limited company, but a "family concern".
He said the post of Congress president is reserved only
for the Gandhi family.
"Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi,
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi....Gandhi, Gandhi, Gandhi...one
after another...," he said.
"Manmohan Singhji, Chidambaramji, Pranab Mukherjeeji....
they can dream of becoming Prime Minister, if they want (in
case of the last two) but can never dream of becoming party
president," Gadkari said.
He dubbed Congress as a "mother-and-son party" (referring
to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul) and JD-S as a "father-and-son
party" (referring to JD-S national chief HD Devegowda, and H
D Kumaraswamy, who heads the state unit).
In contrast, he said the BJP is a democratic party, an
outfit belonging to the workers.
Citing his own example, Gadkari said he once used to paste
BJP posters and deliver voter slips from house to house.
"A common worker like me can become president of the
party. This proves BJP is a party of workers," he said.