Hitting out at All India Congress Committee vice president Rahul Gandhi on his statements against Narendra Modi, Member of Parliament and All India President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Anurag Thakur, on Wednesday, said that the Congress leader made those statements to create a sensation.
Terming Gandhi's statements as irresponsible, Thankur, the son of senior BJP leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that Gandhi should have checked his facts first.
"A man with no knowledge of Indian history had no right to make such statements without checking facts," said the leader, talking about the Gandhi's recent television interview in which the Congress leader accused Modi's government of abetting the Gujarat riots of 2002.
Addressing public meetings at Nahlwin, Mundkhar, Naltu and Khadd bazaar areas of the Bhoranj assembly segment of the district, Thakur claimed that many in the Congress were upset with the statements made by its leader and that was the reason behind his not being declared the prime minster candidate. Congress, he said, was intimidated by Modi's growing popularity.
Thakur said that the Congress leader made such allegations only to remain in the news and "to create hatred among the people of country."
"Even Congress allies like the Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel that each one could give his or her opinion in an interview but politics was based on perception of not just the politicians but the public too," said Thakur said. Even the NCP leader agreed that if judicial system has given certain finality to any controversy, then we should let it rest there, he said.
Thakur said that the condition of the Himachal Pradesh has deteriorated under the Congress rule. Congress party was divided into three factions and its leaders were busy pulling each other down rather than looking out for the people and solving their problems, he said.
"Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is busy trying to cut his opponents to size, but failed to reign control over his party, which is why his group is a harassed lot," he said.
Earlier, he laid the foundation stone of a Janj ghar at Nahlwin village which is to be constructed from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MP LAD) funds.
BJP celebrate Thakur's election in IOA
State BJP workers are happy after Anurag Thankur was recently elected as the vice president of Indian Olympic Association, elections for which were held recently.Anurag Thakur is currently the president of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic association as well as the Himachal Pradesh Cricket association.
Thakur was facilitated by the party leaders and activists for his new post during various functions in the district on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thakur, meanwhile, described his election to the sports body as the victory of common man and said that he would continue to work for the promotion of sports in the state and would bring more projects for the benefits of the state's younger population.