Escalating the war of words between the treasury and opposition benches, junior minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a veiled dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, calling him the “goonga gudda” (dumb doll) of the Parliament.
In a blogpost written on Sunday, the minister called him the “brand new leader” of the “grand old party”, who was neither able to understand the realities of the people nor the importance of the Parliament.
Naqvi’s statement comes a day ahead of the last week of the monsoon session that has been almost washed out following the Congress’ refusal to allow the Parliament to transact business until the resignation of Union minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Calling the Congress’ disruption of the House “illogical”, Naqvi said it proved that “power brokers” and “middlemen”, who had been kicked out from the power corridors by the NDA government, had given a “supari” to the Congress to derail the development agenda.
Naqvi also accused the Congress of converting the biggest temple of democracy into a platform to display its “narrow political mindset”.