A day after Prime Minister Modi called Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi to inquire about the latter’s safety in wake of flight turbulence, the ruling BJP has alleged that Congress Chief has infact disrespected the national song Vande Mataram.
This is after a video went viral where in the Congress President Rahul Gandhi is sitting on the dais with senior Congress leaders, including Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and pointing to his watch gesturing something to AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka affairs K C Venugopal, apparently to wrap up quickly.
The BJP lost no time in slamming Gandhi while alleging that he does not have respect for the national song.
Congress too was quick to dismiss the charge as “absolutely false.”
A person is then heard telling the singer to just sing a line (of Vande Matram) and finish it off.
As the singer began singing “Vande Mataram”, Venugopal is seen nudging Gandhi to stand up.
Senior BJP leader and union minister Ananth Kumar also took to twitter saying, “Common proud Indians like us say – Janani Janmm Bhumischa Swarga Daapi Gariyasi. Arrogant, Ignorant dynast says “cut short Vande Mataram.”
Former union minister and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla dismissed it as “absolutely false” allegation and called it a “fake video”.