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Prasad assails Rahul for attacking Modi govt during US trip

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hitting out at for breaking the "well-laid tradition" of not speaking against the on foreign soil, Minister today said the does not need a certificate for its performance from the vice president.

He also had a dig at Gandhi, saying it took him years to understand that lost power due to its "arrogance", and for that he had to go all the way to California for the realisation.

"is breaking the well-laid tradition of Indian polity --that is when you go abroad, you don't speak ill about the government," he told reporters here.

He was asked to respond to Gandhi's criticism of the at an event at the in Berkeley in the US.

"We used to go abroad at the height of corruption by government, but we never spoke like this. We were muted despite international outcry," the minster said.

He said the does not expect the leader to appreciate its work. But at the same time, the government does not require a certificate from the opposition party.

"Can appreciate us? We don't want a certificate of our performance from Rahul Gandhi -- a person who is not ready to accept that his party has lost elections in a big way. It took him years to understand that Congress was arrogant and to accept that he had to go to California," he said taking a swipe at the Congress leader.

In his speech in the US, Gandhi criticised Modi, accusing him of divisive politics and causing "tremendous damage" to India's economy with "reckless and dangerous" decisions like demonetisation and GST.

He also argued that India was being run by dynasties and cited the examples of Samajwadi Party, DMK and even Bollywood.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 22:02 IST