New Delhi, July 23: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday lambasted Congress president Rahul Gandhi after the latter attacked PM Modi over recent Alwar mob lynching incident. Accusing him of indulging in ‘vulture politics’, the BJP leader claimed that Gandhi is making ‘attempts to rupture social bonds for electoral gains’.

“Rahul Gandhi’s family presided over the worst form of hate in 1984, Bhagalpur and Nellie & many other instances.
It is shameful that he is doing the same through VULTURE POLITICS.  Not a single instance goes by where he doesn’t attempt to rupture social bonds for electoral gains,” Irani tweeted, raking up the 1984-Sikh riots.

Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal also attacked the Congress chief and called him ‘Merchant of Hate’ for attacking PM Modi over the lynching issue. Goyal accused Gandhi of shedding “crocodile tears” and dividing the society for electoral gains.

“Stop jumping with joy every time a crime happens, Mr Rahul Gandhi. The state has already assured strict & prompt action. You divide the society in every manner possible for electoral gains & then shed crocodile tears. Enough is Enough. You are a MERCHANT OF HATE.”

Notably, the new blistering attack by Irani and Goyal comes hours after the Congress chief had attacked PM Narendra Modi over the alleged negligence by the Rajasthan Police in the Alwar mob lynching case, calling it his “brutal New India”.

“Policemen in #Alwar took 3 hrs to get a dying Rakbar Khan, the victim of a lynch mob, to a hospital just 6 KM away. Why? They took a tea-break enroute (sic),” Rahul had tweeted, earlier in the day.

“This is Modi’s brutal “New India” where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die,” he added.

About Alwar Lynching: 

On Friday, a 28-year-old Rakbar Khan was allegedly lynched to death in Alwar on the suspicion of smuggling cows. Khan, a resident of Mewat in Rajasthan, was transporting the animals to his village along with another man when they were stopped by a group of villagers near Lalawandi village in Alwar.