New Delhi: After the British magazine “The Economist” and Samajwadi Party questioning Congress scion Rahul Gandhi’s abilities as a national leader, now the main opposition party BJP has also taken a dig at his leadership qualities.

Taking a potshot at Rahul Gandhi, the BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday said that if Rahul is incapable to play a bigger role in the national politics at the age of 42, what he will do when he turns 52. Earlier, questioning Rahul’s capabilities as a national leader, Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh had also said that Rahul Gandhi has been silent on burning issues of national importance.
The British weekly had earlier stated that Rahul Gandhi has failed to prove him as an efficient leader. He is shy,, reluctant to speak to journalists and political rivals. After TIME magazine dubbed Manmohan Singh as an “Underachiever” and now “The Economist” doubts the capabilities of Rahul Gandhi, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that Indian media is also very potential and one should not give importance to the reports of foreign media over India or Indian Prime Minister.

Reacting to Congress’ advice, BJP spokesperson Rudy said, “In fact, Rahul has been seen reading out statements on every occasion during past eight years. He has been maintaining silence over serious scams like coalgate, 2G spectrum and Inflation. If Rahul is efficient in executing bigger responsibilities, he should express his views on corruption. He should also tell the nation if he stands by the Prime Minister over government’s indictment by CAG over allocation of coal blocks. Rudy also added that if Rahul is not ‘fit’ for a bigger role at 42, what he will do at 52.

Reacting to the statement of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav that SP is now in opposition, Rudy said that BJP and Congress are prime rivals and there is no place for Third Front. He also said that first; Samajwadi Party should withdraw its support from UPA government and then they should claim to be in opposition. In Uttar Pradesh, both Congress and Samajwadi Party are rivals but Samajwadi Party supports Congress at the Centre. Rudy also ruled out the possibility of third front stating as Samajwadi Party has lost its credibility and the communist parties have been vanished from Indian politics.


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