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Mah. Min. Lonikar lashes out at Rahul Gandhi for his remark against PM Modi

ANI  |  Parbhani (Maharashtra) [India] 

Minister Babanrao Lonikar tore into vice-president for his statement against Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the in Berkeley, U.S., and asked the (BJP) activists to "hit back" at anybody criticising the latter.

"Was sleepy or drunk? Nobody is giving him their daughter; he is not getting married. And he is criticising Prime Minister Modi," Lonikar said.

Lonikar called upon the activists to launch a protest and barge into the meeting of the party condemning their senior leaders.

"If somebody insults our mother or father or make any unwarranted comments against our party leaders, then that person should be hit back at in a similar way," he said.

Rahul on Tuesday hit at Prime Minister Modi over the drive and said that ignoring India's tremendous institutions of knowledge and taking ad hoc decision are reckless and dangerous.

"Decisions like taken without asking the Chief Economic Advisor and the Parliament caused a tremendous damage. The kind of economic growth today is worrying and is leading to upsurge of anger in the country," he said.

"The Government's economic policy of and hastily implemented the GST has caused a tremendous pressure on the economy," he added.

Referring the small and medium enterprises as the bedrock of India's economic progress, Rahul said that millions of businesses were simply wiped out as a result of the Prime Minister's decision.

"Prime Minister Modi clamped down on the RTI. He shut it down. We got in trouble as we dramatically increased the transparency," he said.

Rahul further alleged the of running a campaign and spreading 'abuses' against him.

"There is a machine - about 1,000 guys sitting on computers and telling you about me. Tremendous machine. All day they spread abuse about me and the operation is run by the 'gentleman' [PM Modi], who is running our country," he alleged.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 15:22 IST