Accusing Rahul of raising an issue and then "vanishing", BJP asked whether he has visited hail-affected farmers in his own constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP also took a dig at the Congress Vice President saying his knowledge on real estate comes from within the family and named his brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

"Politics and service to the nation are serious matters. They cannot be done through 'rent a cause' and 'tokenism'. You cannot just disappear for 56 days while Parliament is on. You come one day, raise an issue and then vanish," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

He said Rahul has the right to go anywhere and meet anyone, but he had one question for him (Rahul). Had Rahul Gandhi ever visited farmers in his own constituency Amethi, who had been
affected by unseasonal rains and hail storm.

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "Rahul Gandhi and Congress Party are unfortunately giving misleading statements without checking the factual position. If they want, they can
discuss the merits and demerits of the bill in Parliament instead of misleading people outside."

Defending the new Bill, he said it has been brought forward after consultations with consumers, industry and experts and takes care of consumer interests.

BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra defended the Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill and said Rahul's knowledge of real estate probably comes from his brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

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