Chandigarh: Haryana cabinet minister Anil Vij stoked another controversy on Wednesday by saying that the “DNA of all Congress leaders” is the same in doing wrong things.
Vij’s latest salvo on the Congress leadership came through his Twitter account, in which he took a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s comment that she was not afraid of anyone as she was the daughter-in-law of late prime minister Indira Gandhi.
“Everyone knows that Congress leaders are not afraid of doing wrong things. The DNA of all of you (Congressmen) is the same,” Vij tweeted on Wednesday, responding to Sonia Gandhi’s remark.
The Congress president made the comment on Tuesday after the Delhi High Court directed her and her son Rahul Gandhi, who is the Congress vice president, to appear before a lower court in the National Herald case.
Vij did not stop at that.
Taking on Indira Gandhi for imposing the Emergency in the country in 1975, Vij tweeted: “This is the same Indira Gandhi who crushed all democratic rights to impose Emergency. Her soul is still alive among all Congress leaders.”
A day earlier, Vij had taken on the controversial property deals of Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
“Rahul should quit politics; open property dealer shop with Vadra. It should be called Rahul and Vadra property dealers,” Vij had tweeted.
Vij made national headlines recently when he openly admonished woman IPS officer Sangeeta Kalia in an official meeting in the presence of officers and other people for not dealing with liquor mafia properly. The entire episode was recorded on video.
Vij, an upright and outspoken BJP politician, has in the past not even spared his own party’s government in Haryana and the state’s first BJP Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
He recently demanded that the cow should be named the national animal instead of the tiger.