Rahul Gandhi’s counter to a journalist “why do you always say what BJP
is saying” after he was asked about the ruling party’s criticism of the Congress leader, evoked a sharp reaction on Tuesday from the BJP which accused him of “attacking” the media again. The former Congress president, who was walking into the Congress headquarters here, was asked about the BJP’s allegation that he tried to pressure the judiciary after he was joined by a large number of party leaders and workers while filing an appeal in a Surat court against his conviction in a defamation case on Monday.
Gandhi walked back to the media posse and asked, “Why do you always say what BJP is saying? Every time you say what BJP is saying.”
“There is a very simple thing. Who owns the Rs 20,000 cr in Adani ji’s shell companies? It is ‘benami’. Who owns it,” Gandhi said, reiterating his allegations.
In a tweet later, Gandhi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” and asked why is he “frightened”.’