The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday blasted off Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her ‘Shahenshah’ comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that it was the INC that defined the true meaning of the term.
Taking a shot at Sonia Gandhi, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in a statement said that, “Sonia Gandhi calls the Prime minister ‘Shahenshah’. She has to be reminded of the history, what is a Shahenshah? A ‘Shahenshah’ or Badshah is the one who only sees that the dynasty continues, After Nehru it was Indira, after Indira it was Rajiv, after Rajiv it is Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka this is a classic definition of Shenshaaiyat or dynasty rule. What is a Shahenshah? It is who imposes emergency rule taking away democracy as we have seen during the day of Indira Gandhi.”
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Patra further cornered Gandhi for defending his son-in-law Robert Vadra saying that the frustation on her face itself speaks volumes.
“As far as the Robert Vadra case in concerned the media is reporting that there are certain cases going on, if you have truth by your side why should you be so worried. The frustration on your face itself speaks volumes,” he added.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday had attacked the government over the celebrations of two years of NDA government and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Shahenshah” (emperor).
“I have never seen anything like this. A Prime Minister is there, not an emperor. He is the country’s Prime Minister. There is so much poverty in the country. There is drought. Farmers are in trouble. I do not find it appropriate (that government) shows off like this,” she had said.