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Jayant Chaudhary's jibe at Rahul Gandhi for 'nashedi' remark: ‘Hope not in Agra, Mathura..’

Feb 25, 2024 06:31 PM IST

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary's reference was to a speech by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi during his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary on Sunday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying that he hopes that the Congress chief would not dub the people of Agra and Mathura as "alcoholic".

RLD MP Jayant Chaudhary.(ANI)
RLD MP Jayant Chaudhary.(ANI)

"My best wishes to his (Rahul Gandhi) yatra. Hopefully, he won't come to Agra and Mathura and say people here are also alcoholic," Jayant Chaudhary told ANI.

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Jayant's reference was to a speech by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi during his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

In his speech, Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of unemployment and pointed out that he saw young men lying on the road drunk in Varanasi.

“You (the youth of the country) have no work. You are only waving posters seeking employment (he showed one such poster held by a worker standing beside him). I saw in Varanasi that young men were lying on the road drunk,” Gandhi said. "This is UP's future -- drinking and dancing on the road at night. On the other hand, there is Ram Mandir. You will see Ambani, Adani there but not a backward, not a Dalit. Why? Because that is not your place. Your place is on the street begging for jobs. Their work is to count money."

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Following this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week said he was shocked when he heard the ‘nashedi’ word used to describe the youth of Uttar Pradesh.

Without naming Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said the prince of the Congress family said UP's youth are ‘nashedi’.

"They spent the decade abusing Modi. But now they are talking out their frustration on the people. Jinke aapne hosh thhikane nahi hai, wo UP ke, mere kashi ke bachcho ko nashedi keh rahe hai (those who are not in their senses are calling UP's youth addicts)" PM Modi said strongly condemning Rahul Gandhi's comment.

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