‘Sleeping beauty’ Rahul should wake up, stop singing note ban raga: BJP leader

BJP leader Poonam Mahajan took a dig at Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, saying he is a “sleeping beauty”.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2016 20:02 IST
Rahul Gandhi,Poonam Mahajan
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses a public rally at Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. (PTI)

BJP leader Poonam Mahajan took a dig at Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, saying he is a “sleeping beauty”, who is “seen dozing off in Parliament whenever she attends it” and asked him to wake up and stop “singing the raga of demonetisation”.

“I have tagged him as a sleeping beauty. Whenever I come to Parliament, I see him sleeping. I thought he will speak on inflation, demonentisation... at least wake up. The country woke up, when will you wake up?

“My only advice to such leaders is ‘stop singing the demonetisation raga’. The country is pacing ahead. Its golden period has begun,” she said.

Mahajan, the 36-year-old BJP MP from north-central Mumbai, today took charge of BJP’s youth wing Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha succeeding Anurag Thakur.

Thakur also taunted Gandhi for his “earthquake” remark, saying “it is Congress that will experience a quake because of him”.

Gandhi had earlier said that he had information to prove Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “personal involvement in corruption” and that his remarks would cause an “earthquake” in Parliament.

Spelling out her plans for BJYM, Mahajan said she will focus on increasing the human-to-human contact and taking the Modi government’s flagship programmes like Digital India to people.

She became emotional while making a reference to her father Pramod Mahajan and said the late BJP leader had told her that “an organisation is important than an individual”. PTI PR GVS

First Published: Dec 22, 2016 19:51 IST