Your 'mohabbat' when Varun Gandhi invited you, your mother to wedding: BJP leaders' strong letter to Rahul Gandhi
Rajyavardhan Rathore, Parvesh Sahib Singh and Poonam Mahajan wrote a letter to Rahul Gandhi questioning his 'mohabbat ki dukan'.
After Union minister Smriti Irani's 'Mohabbat ki Dukan' attack on Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, BJP leaders Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.), Parvesh Sahib Singh and Poonam Mahajan wrote a letter to Rahul Gandhi criticising the party and Rahul Gandhi's individual action in the light of 'Mohabbat ki Dukan'. Accusing the Congress leader of insulting the country in the United States where Rahul Gandhi has been touring, the three BJP leaders cited political instances of 'Congress's hatred'. "Even what significance 'mohabbat' holds to you can be seen in your personal relationships. Your brother Varun Gandhi invited you and your mother Sonia Gandhi. Do you remember that neither you nor your mother attended the wedding for the sake of the 'mohabbat ke rishton. But Varun Gandhi attended Priyanka Gandhi's wedding," the letter, as cited by ANI, read.
"The maximum number of 'nafrat ki dukan' was during the Congress time; the highest number of riots took place in your time. The way your family treated your party members, other family members show what 'mobahhat ke dukan' you speak about," the letter said.
Referring to former PM Rajiv Gandhi's speech on November 19, 1984, the BJP leaders said, "Just think, at your father's 'mohabbat ki dukan', not even two words were spent for the Sukgs who suffered in the 1984 riots. And Jagdish Tytler is still very close to your family."
"Rahul Ji, when you speak of Mohabbat ki dukan, the Emergency imposed by your grandmother flashes in front of our eyes making your 'mohabbat' a comedy...Nehru ji imprisoned poet Majrooh Sultanpuri for no reason..." it said.
'Congress' 'mohabbat' with Sitaram Kesri': Letter
"Sitaram Kesri became the Congress president, outside the Gandhi-Nehru family, like Mallikarjun Kharge today is. And Congress's 'mohabbat' with him is mind-boggling. In 1998, he was locked up in the bathroom...even you did not spare Pranab Mukherjee who widened the path for Sonia Gandhi to be the party president. When Pranab Mukherjee was awarded Bharat Ratna in 2019, neither you nor Sonia Gandhi was present," the letter read
'Remember what you did with Ghulam Nabi Azad?'
The letter mentions former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. "It is not a big thing for the Congress to insult senior leaders. Remember what you did with Ghulam Nabi Azad. He just showed your party a mirror through G-23," it said.
- Rahul Gandhi