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BJP blasts Rahul as 'failed dynast'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today slammed as a "failed dynast" and failed politician after the vice president defended dynastic politics during a public event in the United States.

Within hours of Gandhi's speech, Union minister Smriti Irani blasted him at a press conference, saying his admission that the had turned arrogant since 2012 was a reflection on Sonia Gandhi's leadership.

"A failed dynast today chose to speak about his failed political journey in the US," Irani said at a press conference.

In his speech to students at in Berkeley, Gandhi also criticised Prime Minister Modi, accusing him of divisive politics and causing "tremendous damage" to India's economy with "reckless and dangerous" decisions like and

"The fact that chose to belittle the prime minister is not a surprise but expected... It is an indication of his failed strategy. The people of the country where he leads a political party no longer support him so he is expressing his pain abroad," she said.

During his interaction, Gandhi had argued that is being run by dynasties and cited the examples of the Samajwadi Party, DMK and even Bollywood.

"So that's how runs. So don't get after me because that's how is run," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 13:58 IST