BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma made a veiled reference to the Italian origin of Congress president Sonia Gandhi as he said that Rahul is not able to see the rise of India under Modi as he is wearing an 'Italian' lens.

"Ever since the NDA government under the leadership of Narendra Modi has come to power at the Centre, the attitude of Congress and its allies have been one of intolerance towards the elected government of the country.

"How can one have any hope of development, justice and equality from people who do not desist from doing politics over the body of student who committed suicide?", Sharma said in a statement, an apparent reference to Congress taking up the issue of the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar in Hyderabad university.

Accusing Congress of being 'neck deep in corruption', Sharma also referred to the National Herald case, alleging that both Sonia and Rahul are 'on bail in a case of corruption worth Rs 5,000 crore'.         

Terming Rahul a 'non-serious politician', Sharma said 'it has become a habit of Congress to deprive the poor of their welfare by disrupting Parliament without any reason'.

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