"He is talking about sacrifices of his family. It is only for his selfish political interests... I want to tell Rahul Gandhi that Mahatma Gandhi used to say that it is not about the people, but the country. Country is bigger than the people," Gadkari told reporters.
Addressing the Churu rally, the Congress Vice-President had referred to the assassinations of his father and grandmother while attacking BJP for allegedly spreading anger and hatred among the people.
"My grandmother was killed. My father was assassinated and perhaps I may also be killed one day. I am not bothered. I had to tell you what I felt from the heart," Gandhi said and vowed to oppose BJP's politics.