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Last Updated: February 06, 2024, 18:16 IST
Viral video shows Rahul Gandhi serving biscuit from dog’s plate to a Congress leader during ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in Jharkhand’s Ranchi.
Hours after the BJP shared a video of Rahul Gandhi serving biscuits from a dog’s plate to a party leader during ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’, the Congress leader said the dog was nervous so he handed the biscuits to its owner
Responding to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s allegations of giving biscuits from a dog’s plate to a party leader during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he did not understand the controversy behind his act as he handed the biscuits to the dog’s owner upon learning that the dog was nervous and scared.
“I called the dog and its owner. The dog was nervous and was shivering. When I tried to feed it, the dog got scared. So I gave biscuits to the dog’s owner and the dog ate them from his hand. I don’t understand what’s the issue with it,” said Rahul Gandhi after the video shared by the BJP IT cell went viral.
“The man I handed the biscuits to, was not a Congress worker. I don’t understand BJP’s obsession with dogs,” he clarified.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the party’s IT cell head Amit Malviya late on Monday shared a video of Rahul Gandhi serving biscuits from a dog’s plate to a Congress leader during ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’.
Sharing the video on X (formerly Twitter), Malviya wrote in Hindi, “Just a few days ago, Congress President Kharge ji compared the party’s booth agents to dogs. And here Rahul Gandhi is feeding biscuits to a dog during his visit, and when the dog did not eat, he gave the same biscuits to his worker. If the president and crown prince of a party treat its party workers like dogs, then it is natural for such a party to disappear.”
अभी कुछ दिन पहले कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष खड़गे जी ने पार्टी के बूथ एजेंटों की तुलना कुत्तों से की और यहाँ राहुल गांधी अपनी यात्रा में एक कुत्ते को बिस्किट खिला रहे हैं और जब कुत्ते ने नहीं खाया तो वही बिस्किट उन्होंने अपने कार्यकर्ता को दे दिया।जिस पार्टी का अध्यक्ष और युवराज अपने… pic.twitter.com/70Mn2TEHrx
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 5, 2024
Calling the Gandhi scion “shameless”, another BJP leader, Pallavi CT, recalled the day when former Congress leader and now Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was “made to eat” biscuits from the “same plate as Rahul Gandhi’s pet dog, Pidi.
“And now Shehzada (prince) gives a biscuit rejected by a dog to a party worker. This is the RESPECT they have for their party workers, supporters & voters?” she questioned on X.,
Reacting to her post, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Pallavi ji, not only Rahul Gandhi but the entire family could not make me eat that biscuit. I am a proud Assamese and Indian. I refused to eat and resign from the Congress.”
BJP leader Harish Khurana said, “There is a wonderful culture in the grand old party. This is real Congress.” There has been no response from the Congress yet on the latest controversy.