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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for stopping Vande Mataram in between; Congress leaders defend him


New controversy for Congress president Rahul Gandhi after video went viral showing him disrespecting ‘Vande Mataram’ at public rally. BJP in no time retaliated and slammed Rahul Gandhi for his behaviour by saying that he does not have any respect for national song. Other Congress leaders have stood up as a shield to protect Rahul and called the allegations false.

“He (Gandhi) does not have respect for national song. What can we expect from him,” tweeted BJP on its handle. In the video Rahul Gandhi was sitting on the dais with senior Congress leaders including Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and was indicating to AICC general secretary of Karnataka to wrap it up quickly. And after that a person was heard telling the singers just to sing one line (of Vande Matram) and finish it off.

After this video BJP troll tweets started flooding, In one of it tweets BJP tweeted “Today, RG asked to cut it to just one line, reminding us of INC’s total disregard for the song.” The BJP further asked, “Do we need more reasons for Cong Mukth Bharath? Shame on you, RG.”

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweetwed Gandhi’s sense of “entitlement is” appalling and thinks India is his family” property.” “Rahul Gandhi directs to cut Vande Mataram to a single line during a public rally in Karnataka..Now this is why we call Him “Sahzada”…His sense of entitlement is appalling. …Thinks this country is family property. Can at his wish amend the National Song?”

Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla called it as a fake video, “It is the work of theirs to release fake video. Who else believes in Vande Mataram than Congress. The Vande Mataram was started to be sung from 1896 Congress session,” he told reporters here in Bengaluru.

The Congress always complied with Vande Mataram. “Each of our session starts with Vande Mataram and ends with national anthem. They teach us Vande Mataram. It is neither sung in their office, nor in RSS headquarters,” he said, hitting out at BJP.