File Photo: BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Bhartiya Janata Party reacted to the allegations of indulging in 'cheap politics' after Rahul Gandhi was seen sitting in the sixth row during the Republic day parade.
Rahul Gandhi was given the seat during Republic Day parade as per the protocol, rules & traditions. The controversy created by Congress party is unwarranted & an example of cheap politics. It shows that Congress party still believes in aristocracy and not in democracy : @GVLNRAO pic.twitter.com/eSWgJcJbrL— BJP (@BJP4India) January 27, 2018
BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said, "democracy workes around rules and not people, it shows that Congress party still believes in aristocracy and not in democracy."
Rao further asked the Congress if they don't believe in democracy?
On January 26, during the Republic Day celebrations, Rahul Gandhi took the designated seat in the sixth row which prompted an uproar among Congress leaders.
मोदी सरकार की ओछी राजनीति जग ज़ाहिर!— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) January 26, 2018
कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्री राहुल गांधी को गणतंत्र दिवस के राष्ट्रीय पर्व पर अंहकारी शासकों ने सारी परंपराओं को दरकिनार करके पहले चौथी पंक्ति और फिर छठी पंक्ति में जानबूझकर बिठाया।
हमारे लिये संविधान का उत्सव ही सर्व प्रथम है। pic.twitter.com/8bRi017G8J
Gandhi was seated along with the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Congress sources said the party presidents, including Sonia Gandhi, were always seated in the front row at the Republic Day parade.
During last year celebrations, Sonia Gandhi was seated in the first row with BJP president Amit Shah.
India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on Friday with a grand display of the country's military might and rich cultural diversity in the presence of leaders from the ASEAN nations.