BJP shares Rahul Gandhi's nightclub video, Congress asks 'what's wrong?'
The Congress hit back, saying, "Rahul Gandhi went to attend a friend's wedding ceremony in a friendly country, Nepal. It's so far not a crime to participate in family events."
BJP on Tuesday shared a video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to take potshots at him. The video shows the Wayanad MP inside what seems like a nightclub in Nepal.
BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya was among the party leaders who shared the video. Taking to Twitter, Malaviya said, "Rahul Gandhi was at a nightclub when Mumbai was under siege. He is at a nightclub at a time when his party is exploding. He is consistent."
"Interestingly, soon after the Congress refused to outsource their presidency, hit jobs have begun on their Prime Ministerial candidate," he added, raising speculations that the video leak could have been an inside job.
The video comes a day after the Congress party took to Twitter from its official handle taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his foreign visit. The party post, when translated from Hindi, said: 'There is a crisis in the country, but 'Saheb' prefers to be abroad!'
Now, the BJP and its supporters are using the video to hit back at the Congress. Rahul is being targeted for not being in the country when tensions are simmering within the Rajasthan unit of the Congress party.
Some recalled how the Wayanad MP was reportedly not in the country when the party was deliberating with poll strategist Prashant Kishor about a possible induction into the party.
Another BJP leader Tajinder Bagga was quoted as saying on a television channel that while Rahul was partying in the night, the Congress party was tweeting about the Prime Minister being away when the country was facing a crisis. He claimed that the Congress party was not tweeting about Prime Minister Modi but Rahul Gandhi.
Another user had already discovered that Rahul was in Kathmandu to attend a wedding.
Congress defends Rahul
The Congress party has now come out in defence of Rahul Gandhi.
The party said, "Rahul Gandhi went to attend a friend's wedding ceremony in a friendly country, Nepal. It's not a crime to participate in family events so far. Rahul did not go to Pakistan as an uninvited guest like Prime Minister Modi."