Rahul Gandhi ashamed of IUML support, hence its flags absent in roadshow: Irani | India News

WAYANAD: Union minister Smriti Irani on Thursday lashed out at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi by accusing him of being “ashamed” of party ally IUML as its flag was not shown during his roadshow in this hill district.
Irani, who was campaigning for the BJP in the hill constituency where Gandhi is seeking a re-election, said if he was ashamed of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), he should reject their support.The Union minister for women and child development, who had defeated Gandhi in Amethi in the 2019 general elections, also accused Gandhi of being silent with regard to the alleged misgovernance by the Left front in Kerala.
“Scams in cooperative banks in Kerala, mismanagement of state funds, the silence of Rahul Gandhi on these issues, especially the misgovernance of the INDI alliance partner – the Left front- speaks volumes. Rahul Gandhi would rather have power than have good governance,” she alleged. Speaking to reporters after the filing of BJP state chief K Surendran’s nomination from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, she said she was shocked that Gandhi had allegedly accepted support of SDPI, the political arm of the banned PFI.
“By accepting their support, he (Gandhi) has also violated the oath to the Constitution taken during the filing of the nomination,” she said whileOn the flag issue, the Union minister said it was “foolhardy” to try and hide these things from the people “in the age of not only media, but digital media and social media revolution”.
The Union minister for for women and child development alleged that Gandhi creates animosity against the Sanatan Dharma when he does politics in southern India and questioned why he goes to every temple of repute in northern India during election campaigning. Irani also said that if Gandhi was fighting to protect the Constitution and democracy, as claimed by him a day ago here after filing his nomination, “Why is he taking the support of a banned terrorist organisation’s political leadership to fight in his own constituency?” she asked.

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