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Rahul must turn his attention to fixing his own party says BJP

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 16:35 IST

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Anandiben Patel's resignation as Gujarat Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on the Congress vice-president to first 'fix' the issues of corruption and controversies in which his own party is smothered in .

"Rahul Gandhi who is the brand ambassador for corruption, commission and misrule should refrain from commenting on PM Modi who is the ambassador for good governance and progress. When it comes to development, BJP-ruled states are showcase as the prime example, whereas Congress ruled states are famous for corruption and scams," BJP spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said in a series of tweets.

He said after facing continuous rejections from the public and defeats, Gandhi who hailed from the 'non-performing Congress' must turn his attention to fixing his own party.

"It is hopeless to expect development and progress from the Congress which is immersed in scams and corruption and supporting anti-national elements. If Rahul Gandhi has some morals left in him then he should take action against Virbhadra Singh and Harish Rawat who are facing charges of corruption," he added.

Following Patel's offer to resign as the Gujarat Chief Minister, Gandhi earlier today lashed out at Prime Minister Modi saying it was his 13-year rule in the state and not his successor's two-year governance that was responsible for the terrible condition of the state, which was now embroiled in cases of atrocities against Dalits.

"13 years of Modi rule, not two years of Anandiben are responsible for Gujarat burning. Sacrificing the scapegoat won't save the BJP," Rahul tweeted.

Anandiben Patel, who took over as Gujarat's first woman chief minister after Narendra Modi took charge as the Prime Minister, had in her Facebook post earlier urged the BJP to relieve her from the coveted post giving her age as one of the reasons.

Patel said that she would be 75 years of age in two months and had sought to resign from the party to give "enough time to the new incumbent to prepare for important events like the upcoming 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit'.

Her government was criticised for its handling of the outrage created by the public flogging of four Dalit men by self-styled cow protection groups. (ANI)