Rahul Gandhi not a political material: BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Backing veteran politician S.M. Krishna's view on Rahul Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the vice-president is not a political material, adding that he has no popularity in the country. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said elections cannot be won only with the help of stunt politics and therefore, Gandhi should be given time to learn politics. "Rahul Gandhi enjoys no popularity in the entire country. Some of his flatterers in the Congress party want to bring Rahul Gandhi to the fore, but he is not a political material. What S.M. Krishna said is right. The BJP will see a stronghold in the upcoming Karnataka Elections with Krishna joining the party," Sinha told ANI. S.M. Krishna, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, blamed Rahul Gandhi for his exit from the grand old party, stating that one should be serious if one has to re-build the party from grass root level to the paramount level. "I have been watching from past two and a half years that the leader of the Congress, excluding Sonia Gandhi, the party is least concerned about its betterment. There is no seriousness at all. If one has to re-build the party from grass root level to the paramount level, one should be serious." Krishna told ANI. "But I did not find neither commitment nor that capacity to sweat it out," he added. Krishna has joined the saffron party almost a year before the assembly elections in Karnataka. The 84-year-old joined the party in the presence of party president Amit Shah and union ministers Ananth Kumar and D.V. Sadananda Gowda. (ANI)