Rahul is like a headmaster who doesn’t do his homework: Naqvi

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday took a potshot at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying he was like a “head master who does not do his homework”.

Gandhi knew very little of day-to-day happenings and was in a bad habit of speaking without proper preparation, the minister of state for minority affairs and parliamentary affairs told the media at Rampur.

Naqvi also billed Gandhi as the “most intolerant politician” and said it would be better if the Congress leader stopped being a roadblock in development initiatives of the Narendra Modi government.

Naqvi, however, admitted that the poor show in the Delhi and the Bihar assembly elections were both a “jolt and a lesson” for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The party has learnt its lessons and is bracing up for the electoral battle in Uttar Pradesh early next year, he said.

Naqvi informed the media persons that the four-laning of the Nainital-Rampur-Kathgodam highway has been approved by the government and a sum of Rs.716 crore allocated for the project.

Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari would lay the foundation stone on February 10.