New Delhi: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday hit back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for criticising Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto) for Lok Sabha elections 2019. Reacting sharply to Rahul’s remarks, BJP leader Smriti Irani said that the Congress president is obsessed with BJP. “Rahul Gandhi has a special obsession with BJP. Had he been focused on the country, nation would have come to know his vision for it,” Irani told ANI.

She added,”Despite having a vision, there’s a question mark on his efficiency as nations knows condition of Amethi. On one hand there’s an efficient govt which has taken resolution to build a New India, on the other there’s a man who stays restricted to making announcements.”

Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had criticised BJP’s  manifesto, calling it ‘short sighted and arrogant’. Referring it (manifesto) as the ‘voice of an isolated man’, Gandhi claimed that BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra was created in a closed room.

“The Congress manifesto was created through discussion. The voice of over a million Indian people it is wise and powerful. The BJP Manifesto was created in a closed room. The voice of an isolated man, it is short sighted and arrogant,” Gandhi tweeted.

On Monday Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah had released party’s 45-page manifesto titled “Sankalp Patra”. Drafted on the theme of a ‘Sankalpit Bharat – Shashakt Bharat’ (determined India, empowered India), the ruling party’s ‘Sankalp Patra‘ made 75 promises to woo different sections of the society, particularly farmers, youth and women, besides the oppressed.