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Rahul Gandhi needs mental check-up: Swamy on 'dalali' remark against PM

Updated: Oct 07, 2016 11:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 7 (ANI): Taking potshots at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for accusing Narendra Modi of doing politics on the sacrifices of jawans at the border, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said the former needs to get a mental check-up as a person with healthy mindset would not make such comments against the country's Prime Minister.

Swamy raked up the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Bofors scandal and the National Herald scam to corner the Gandhi family.

"Dalal mean lobbyist. It's a bad word for Indians but it may not be a bad word for Sonia Gandhi and family as they have been doing nothing but lobbying and getting commission for lobbying, you can see that in Augusta, Bofors and National Herald," Swamy said.

"I think Rahul Gandhi needs education or he should have a mental check-up because anybody with slightest education will not use such words that to against the Prime Minister of India," he added.

The Congress vice-president earlier insisted that he supports the surgical strikes but will not support the use of Indian Army in political posters and propaganda.

"I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian Army in political posters and propaganda all across the country," said Gandhi in a series of tweets.

The Congress vice-president yesterday accused Prime Minister Modi of playing politics over the "blood of jawans" who sacrificed their lives in Kashmir.

Targeting the Prime Minister over the surgical strikes, Gandhi said "Jo hamare jawan hain jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Jammu and Kashmir mein khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strikes kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai . (You [Modi] are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong)."

Concluding his 'Kisan Yatra' at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Gandhi called upon the Prime Minister to work for the development of people, especially farmers and army men.

"Help the farmers give the army a hike in the seventh pay commission, it is your responsibility and that is what you have been elected for," said Gandhi.

A political slugfest over the surgical strikes broke out on Tuesday with Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam calling it "fake" and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking the government to release the proof of the surgical strikes to counter the Pakistani propaganda against the operation.

The ruling BJP at the Centre, however, lashed out at the opposition for demeaning the morale of the armed forces by demanding proof of the predawn September 29 surgical strikes. (ANI)

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