New Delhi: Dubbing Congress President Rahul Gandhi a “failed leader”, the BJP on Monday said that the “impeachment” of the opposition party began with the 2014 elections and will end with the Karnataka Assembly elections.
The ruling party also said that the BJP-Congress fight was all about “democracy vs dynasty” and that in the end democracy will triumph and the dynasty fail.
“It is time to impeach the Congress… the people started the impeachment process against the Congress in 2014 (general elections) which will be completed with the Karnataka results,” Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson Sambit Patra told the media here.
Patra’s remarks came on a day Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected the impeachment motion submitted by 64 Rajya Sabha MPs for the removal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP while addressing a gathering at the party’s “Save the Constitution” campaign held at the Talkatora Stadium.
As for Rahul Gandhi blaming the Modi government for “crushing” and “suppressing” the Supreme Court and asserting that his party will not allow the derailment of institutions created by the Constitution, Patra said: “Rahul Gandhi is a failed politician. He cannot convince the country’s people about his politics. That is why he has stooped to undermining national institutions in desperation.”
“Rahul Gandhi’s anger and frustration is because he realises that dynasty is on its way out. The Congress does not believe in any constitutional provisions. They (Congress leaders) have not spared any institution. They do not trust any constitutional institution,” he said.
Referring to the Supreme Court observation while dealing with the demand for a SIT probe into CBI court Judge B.H. Loya’s death, the BJP leader said: “The apex court said do not drag your political battle into the court. Fight it within people’s court. Rahul ji, you are a failed leader because you cannot fight political battles on the streets. You cannot convince the people. That is why you are pointing fingers towards institutions. This fight is of democracy vs dynasty. Remember, democracy always wins.”
Patra also claimed that the Gandhi-Nehru family always harboured a sense of entitlement.
As for the Congress “Save the Constitution” campaign, he said: “It (campaign) was not to save the Constitution and democracy but to save Rahul’s career. There is a sense of no confidence against Rahul even within the Congress.”
Taking a dig at the Congress chief’s remarks on getting an opportunity to speak on the Rafale fighter jets deal in Parliament, Patra said: “Someone who can’t write two lines without looking at the mobile phone wants to speak for 15 minutes. Why didn’t he speak today? The whole media was there to listen. Don’t threaten us and don’t try to confuse the people.”
He also sought Rahul Gandhi’s apology for “denigrating” the contribution of B.R. Ambedkar in the making of independent India’s Constitution.