Congress party was left furious on Friday after the Centre’s Narendra Modi administration ‘humiliated’ their chief, Rahul Gandhi, in the gathering to spot the 69th Republic Day in Delhi.
Reacting to the government’s verdict to assign him the 6th row, Rahul said, “I am not worried about where I am sitting.”
Differing to media news that the Modi administration had determined to assign Rahul a fourth line chair, the Congress head was finally made to sit in the sixth row, four rows following the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani. Gandhi had beaten Irani in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, prompting the BJP to carry her into the lower house and defend her ministerial function through the Rajya Sabha.
The Congress leader has conventionally enjoyed the front line seat each Republic Day awaiting as current as last year while Sonia Gandhi headed the gathering. Dissimilar Rahul Gandhi, the BJP President was given the front line, an opportunity he has enjoyed because the BJP formed the government at the Centre in May 2014.
Congress party’s chief speaker, Randeep Surjewala, called it a shameful politics of the Narendra Modi administration. He tweeted, “The shameful politics of the Modi administration is out in the open. The haughty rulers unnecessary all customs and purposely ended Congress President Rahul Gandhi first sit in the 4th row and then 6th row. For us, the festivity of our constitution is the peak concern.”
A senior Congress head said, “We identify the BJP can bend down to any low to disgrace their political opponents. But building our chief sit in the sixth row by doing away with the custom is a fresh low in the Indian politics. Mr. Modi has now confirmed yet again that his edition of politics is insensitive.”
On Friday, Rahul Gandhi was seen sitting in the sixth row at the Rajpath beside with his party associate and an earlier union minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad. BJP President Amit Shah and LK Advani have specified the front row. As projected the Friday’s growth evoked fuming reactions from the Congress followers on social media.