Should ponder over what to criticise: Shah slams Cong over ‘Shastra Puja’ remark
Home Minister Amit Shah hit back at the Congress for criticising the “shastra puja” performed by Rajnath Singh during the handover ceremony of Rafale jet in France on Tuesday, saying the grand old party should introspect the things that need to be criticised. “Rajnath Singh performed ‘shashtra puja’ of Rafale yesterday in France. The Congress did not like it. Is ‘shashtra pujan’ not performed on Vijayadashami? They should ponder over what needs to be criticised and what not,” said Amit Shah during a rally in Kaithal, Haryana. Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge called the whole Rafale ceremony a “tamasha (drama)” and compared it to how his own party never did such a thing when buying weapons. “There is no need to do such ‘tamasha’. When we bought weapons — like the Bofors gun — no one went and brought them while showing off,” said Kharge.