Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while campaigning for the Assembly elections in Puducherry on Sunday, hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for not knowing that the Centre had set up a fisheries department back in 2019. Several Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have criticised the Congress leader for his remark.
“Bhaiya [brother] Rahul, you were on vacation [when the fisheries department was set up],” Shah said at a rally in Puducherry’s Karaikal town. “Modi ji [Prime Minister Narendra Modi] had finished work on the department in 2019 itself, but you [Gandhi] don’t know that.”
Shah added: “I want to ask the people of Puducherry something. The party whose leader has been in the Lok Sabha for four terms does not even know that a fisheries department already exists. Can that party benefit Puducherry?”
Shah also hit back at the Congress for accusing the BJP of toppling its government in the Union territory. “A person who lied to his own leader while…