BJP asks Rahul: Explain your merits to be Congress VP

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Friday sought to know from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi the merits on which his party promoted him to the post of vice president.

The question was raised in response to Rahul Gandhi attacking the BJP-led union government and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman.

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“Want to ask Rahul Gandhi on what merits had Congress promoted him to be vice president? Doesn’t he represent lowest form of mediocrity in politics? Before you start throwing stones at others, look at your own glass house,” BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao told reporters.

Actor-turned-politician and BJP MP Paresh Rawal also took a dig at Rahul Gandhi. Addressing reporters outside parliament house, he said: “I have not heard Rahul Gandhi asking any questions in the Lok Sabha. He has got a topic now… We should allow him to revel in it… We will answer him later.”

“I just want to ask the students at FTII if they are seeing a political worker in Gajendra Chauhan, then are they also seeing an actor in Rahul Gandhi,” he asked.

Supporting the striking FTII students, who are opposing the appointment of Chauhan as FTII chairman, Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited FTII, Pune, and urged the central government “not to impose its will” on students.