Rahul can hug PM, people will not hug him in 2019: BJPNew Delhi: The BJP on Sunday, 22nd July 2018, took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying the Congress president might forcibly hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the people of the country would not embrace him in next year’s Lok Sabha election.
Meanwhile, The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has authorised party president Rahul Gandhi to finalise all pre-poll pacts ahead of the 2019 general elections, sending a clear message to potential and current allies as well as seeking to end any ambiguity on leadership issues.
The posturing of the highest decision-making body of the party aims to abrade perceptions and predilections of potential allies, who are reportedly more comfortable in dealing with former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
Attacking the Gandhi scion over his speech at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Sunday, BJP’s national media in-charge Anil Baluni said the people will reject him in the next general election.
In a series of tweets, he also claimed that the Congress had decided to contest only 150 seats in the Lok Sabha polls, while Mr. Gandhi was dreaming of becoming the prime minister.
“Heard that desperate and disappointed Congress at its meeting today has set a target of contesting 150 Lok Sabha seats, while its president Rahul Gandhi is dreaming to become prime minister,” Baluni tweeted in Hindi.
Referring to the Congress chief’s hug to Mr. Modi during the debate on the no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the BJP leader said it was done forcibly.
“Rahulji, you forcibly hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament but people will not hug you in the 2019 general election. You should prepare yourself for bringing a no-confidence motion in 2024,” he tweeted.
Reacting to former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s attack on Modi at the CWC meet, Mr. Baluni said while the aim of the government led by the former was to increase corruption, the current NDA dispensation was aiming to double the farmers’ income.