Cong’s ‘dark and ugly’ secrets tumbling out: BJP on Rahul’s remarks

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2016 11:56 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi leaves after speaking on Budget and other issues at Parliament during the Budget Session on March 2, 2016. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi has hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘fair and lovely’ jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the grand old party’s ‘dark and ugly secrets’ are tumbling out.

“Dark and ugly secrets and conspiracies hatched by Congress are coming out in the open,” Lekhi was quoted as saying by ANI on Wednesday.

Gandhi had on Wednesday launched a no-holds-barred attack on Modi, accusing him of going soft on hoarders of black money and making repeated U-turns on his Pakistan policy.

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He picked on the one-time compliance window for black money holders announced in the budget, describing it as a “fair and lovely” scheme — a reference to a popular skin-whitening cream.

Lekhi told ANI that Gandhi is like a student who’s constantly getting a zero and if he gets a one he is very excited about it and his speech was reflective of this.

“Congress should go back to 26/11, when their chief minister was roaming around with a film director and the home minister was going on changing clothes,” she said.

Lekhi was referring to the incident when Maharashtra’s former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh took filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on a tour of the terror-hit Taj and Oberoi hotels in the aftermath of the 26/11 attack and the then Union home minister Shivraj Patil changing his clothes frequently for television appearances.

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