Chandigarh, March 16: Rattan Lal Kataria, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Panchkula, Haryana, made a controversial remark on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his father and former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. Kataria said in his comment on March 14, Thursday, that "Rahul's father could not get his name cleaned in the Bofors scam even after his death, and this Rahul is accusing us of doing wrong now." PM Narendra Modi Takes 'Ulta Chor Chowkidaar Ko Daante' Jibe At Congress, Lists NDA Govt's Achievements During Vote Of Thanks Speech in Lok Sabha, Watch Video.
The BJP MP from Panchkula, referring to Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' jibe at PM Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal, said that "Iska baap to mar gaya, Rahul ka, Bofors kaand ke laaga chunri mein daag mitaaoon kaise" (His father has died, Rahul's father, and couldn't wash off his name from the Bofors scam). Rafale Deal Controversy: Congress Reiterates 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Chant After 'The Hindu' Report Shows NDA Struck Costlier Deal.
Rattan Lal Kataria continued, "Wo (Rajiv Gandhi) to iss dunia se chala gaya aur daag mite nahi. Aur wo hamein keh rahe hain." (Rahul Gandhi's father went away from the world and yet could not get his name free from the Bofors scam and now they (Congress, Rahul Gandhi) tell us (about Rafale)," reported news agency ANI. Chowkidars Approach Cops on Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Jibe.
Read the MP's Comment in ANI Tweet Below.
Rattan Lal Kataria, BJP MP, in Panchkula, Haryana: Iska baap to mar gaya, Rahul ka, Bofors kaand ke laaga chunri mein daag mitaaoon kaise, wo to iss dunia se chala gaya aur daag mite nahi. Aur wo hamein keh rahe hain. (14.03.2019) pic.twitter.com/1o9VhnvoPK
— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2019
As the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections approach, the standard of discourse and language used by political leaders is being watched closely. Rattan Lal Kataria's bitter comment on Rahul Gandhi and his father Rajiv Gandhi's assassination and Bofors scam follows the Congress president's jibe on the Prime Minister, who has been taking a potshot at PM Modi calling him "Chowkidaar Chor Hai" and alleging wrongdoing in the Rafale Deal.