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Rahul Gandhi provoked a volley of barbs in the ruling BJP these days soon after commenting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "played the drums in Japan while ignoring difficulties back house." (Quit Drumming in Japan, Focus on Residence Affairs, said Rahul Gandhi to PM)
Inside a stinging retort, BJP president Amit Shah said, "Digvijaya Singh stated we lost because Rahul Gandhi says keeps quiet. Digvijaya ji, it is great that he's silent, otherwise Congress would not have got even 44 seats." (Modify of Strategy. Amit Shah to Meet Uddhav Thackeray After Alls)
Mr Shah, on his 1st go to to Mumbai right after becoming BJP chief, also targeted the Congress for what he described its misrule in Maharashtra, which can be due for polls later this year. "For the previous 15 years, what have the Congress and NCP done? Scams, scams, scams. I will need to have per week to finish the list," he said. (Amit Shah Has No Time for Him, Uddhav Thackeray Hits Back)
Veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's admission in a current interview that Mr Gandhi's silence on important problems had cost the celebration inside the "war of perception" has sparked a fresh leadership debate inside the Congress. (Also Read: Digvijaya Singh Clarifies Right after Saying Rahul Gandhi Lacks Ruling Temperament).But several BJP leaders applied the Congress turmoil to hit back at Mr Gandhi.
"Why really should we listen to him when his own party members are usually not listening to him?" stated union minister Venkaiah Naidu.
Mr Gandhi nowadays confronted queries about a rift inside his celebration, between the "old guard" and younger leaders. "These types of tensions have constantly been there. We'll handle that," said the 44-year-old Congress vice president dismissively.
The BJP government completed one hundred days in office this week. The party came to power in May possibly after winning a massive mandate, decimating the Congress, which was reduced to its lowest ever tally.