Union Minister Raosaheb Danve has criticised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying that he was of no use to anybody, and in addition likened him to a bull.
The Congress objected to his “indecent and shocking” remarks and demanded his elimination from the Union cupboard.
Mr Danve made the remarks whereas talking at a public rally in Jalna district of Maharashtra as a part of the ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ taken out by newly-inducted Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad.
Giving his speech in Marathi, Mr Danve stated, “Rahul Gandhi is of no use to anybody. He is like a bull… He roams everywhere, but is of no use to anyone. I have been in the Lok Sabha for 20 years and have seen his work.”
It is a observe in rural Maharashtra and another components of the nation to dedicate a newly-born male calf to an area deity. That bull isn’t used for any agriculture or transportation functions.
The Union Minister of State for Railway additional stated, “Even if such a bull enters a farm and eats the crop, the farmer forgives the animal saying it needs food.”
“One should look at the great work being done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi…The government is spending money from its coffers as Railways does not generate enough revenue from various sources, including through the sale of tickets,” he stated.
Reacting to his remarks, Congress’s state unit chief Nana Patole sought Mr Danve’s resignation.
“He (Danve) has crossed all the boundaries. His remarks are indecent and shocking. We demand his removal from Union cabinet for using such a foul language against Gandhi,” he stated.
“It makes me wonder how he can be given such an important post in the cabinet despite his track record of using foul language,” he stated.
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