Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation to the post of party chief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday...
Dharampur: Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation to the post of party chief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ‘congratulated’ the Congress on their “Aurangzeb raj”. While speaking at a rally in Valsad district’s Dharampur, Modi said senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar cited the example of Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb to convey the power shift in Congress.
“Mani Shankar Aiyar, who never shies away from showing loyalty to one family, proudly said, Jahangir ki jagah jab Shah Jahan aaye, kya tab koi chunav hua tha? Jab Shah Jahan ki jagah Aurangzeb aaye, tab koi election hua tha? Yeh toh pehlay se hi pata tha ki jo badshah hai, uski aulad ko hi satta milegi (When Shahjahan came after Jahangir or Aurangzeb came after Shah Jahan, were there any elections for that?
This is already known that the one who is a ruler, his son would get the throne)” Modi said. “I congratulate the Congress on their ‘Aurangzeb Raj.’ For us, the well-being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command,” he added. The Prime Minister also said that the Congress leaders admit that it is not a party but a "kunba" (family).
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Modi was "suffering from Rahul Gandhi phobia". Surjewala also said that Modi's "love for Shehzad, Shahzada (BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jai Shah) and Shourya (National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's son)" is well known to the world. "But will Modiji tell when he will answer the questions of his own senior party leaders like Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha?" he asked.