Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said Congress chief Rahul Gandhi would fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s post-Independence wish that the country’s oldest party be dissolved.Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray's Facebook Live Address; Key Takeaways
He also accused the Congress chief of “breaking a record” of lying and levelling “wrong allegations” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read - Maharashtra Govt Renames Aurangabad As Fate of Uddhav Thackeray Hangs in Balance
Addressing a rally in Indore, he said, “After India attained Independence, Mahatma Gandhi had said the Congress should be dissolved. I feel this work (dissolution) will be accomplished at the hands of Rahul Gandhi.” Also Read - Udaipur Killing: SIT Formed to Probe Matter; Rajasthan Suspends Internet, Bans Gatherings | Top Developments
He further claimed that the Congress chief had to apologise in the Supreme Court for his “chowkidar chor hai” remark, adding that the opposition did not have a leader to take on Modi.
He also took a swipe at former chief minister and Congress’ Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Digvijaya Singh for inviting former JNU students’ union president and CPI Begusarai Lok Sabha contestant Kanhaiya Kumar for campaigning.
Singh had announced Sunday that Kumar would seek votes for him on May 8-9 in Bhopal, where he is pitted against BJP candidate and Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Singh Thakur.
“The Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s guru Digvijaya Singh calls Osama bin Laden, Osamaji and stands with terrorists. When he did not get anyone for electioneering, he has invited Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing trial in a sedition case,” Chouhan said.
“The Congress speaks the language of terrorists and supports traitors. The party wants to do away with the sedition law,” he told the gathering.