Rahul Gandhi had earlier on Tuesday made a no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: (ANI)
'A failed dynast today chose to speak about his failed political journeys,' she said
After Rahul Gandhi's no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union minister Smriti Irani launched a counter-broadside against the Congress vice president.
Addressing the media in Delhi, Irani said Rahul Gandhi was a "failed dynast".
"A failed dynast today chose to speak about his failed political journeys in USA," she said.
Gandi had attacked the prime minister in a speech -- India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward -- he gave at the University of California, Berkeley earlier on Tuesday morning.
A failed dynast today chose to speak about his failed political journeys in USA: Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/1hCoXHyMeY— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
Irani said Gandhi's charges against Prime Minister Narendra Modi were not surprising.
The fact that Mr. Gandhi chose to belittle the PM is not surprising infact expected: Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi's statement— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
She said he had failed to connect with the people of India and that he was now criticising his political opponents from a foreign platform.
After failing to connect with ppl of India Mr Gandhi chooses platform of convenience for berating his political opponents-Smriti Irani on RG pic.twitter.com/6yzRvbuxnL— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
Nor did she agree with Gandhi's statement that dynasts and dynasties are fundamental to India.
Fact that he (Rahul Gandhi) says that dynasts & dynasties is the very fulcrum of India in itself is an anomaly: Smriti Irani— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
To say that Congress became arrogant under Smt. Gandhi and hence lost election is a big political confession in itself: Smriti Irani on RG pic.twitter.com/kKEJTgv0IK— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
And she added that Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress became arrogant under Sonia Gandhi, and lost an election, was a big political confession.