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BJP is getting the taste of its own medicine in Rahul Gandhi's efficacious comments in London
Neither I'm a supporter of the Congress party nor do I see any great promise in Rahul Gandhi's leadership. But I'm aware that the Congress could still boast of senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor and Scindia to name a few in its flank.

I’m delighted that Rahul Gandhi is now opening up and rightly so even in foreign lands. It’s what he and others have learned from Naredra Damodardas Modi ji – the great prime minister of India or Pradhan Sevak. That BJP is getting the taste of its own medicine is obvious from the brouhaha raised by its pygmy spokespersons and managed anchors of TV idiot box.

Let us recall what the Pradhan Sevak had said about Indian doctors in England in April 2018 at the “Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath” event organised in London’s Westminster. He was citing examples of various international conferences allegedly funded by pharma companies, where doctors regularly participate. He had said that to end the nexus between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, which results in the sale of expensive medicines the Centre has launched generic stores in India.

He had said, “Doctors visit Singapore, Dubai to attend conferences; they don’t go there because someone is sick. The pharma companies invite them for that. To finally break the resultant sale of expensive medicines the government has launched generic stores where medicines of similar quality are sold at cheaper prices.”

Expressing their displeasure at the PM’s denouncement of the gentle profession, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Mumbai Association of Medical Consultant (AMC) had written a letter to the PM and termed his remarks unacceptable. “Indian doctors have brought international acclaim and repute due to their world-class proficiency and skill. Engaging in small talk and maligning the entire medical fraternity in India with a broad brush on foreign soil was certainly not expected out of the Prime Minister of the country,” IMA Secretary-General Dr RN Tandon said in the statement.

How the bhakts are going to defend this Insult of Indians on Foreign Lands (IIFL). And what a sin Rahul Gandhi had committed when he said, “RSS is trying to change the nature of India. Other parties haven’t tried to capture India’s institutions. RSS’s idea is similar to the idea of Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world,” the Congress chief said while addressing the gathering at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.

“The idea of demonetisation came directly from RSS, bypassed the Finance Minister & RBI, and was planted in Prime Minister’s head.”

Commenting upon the alleged presence of Chinese troops in the Doklam territory, the Congress leader said that the prime minister could have averted the episode had he been alert. “The truth is the Chinese are still in Doklam today,” he said, adding, “Doklam is not an isolated issue. It was a part of a sequence of events, it was a process. Prime Minister is episodic. He views Doklam as an event. If he was carefully watching the process, he could’ve stopped it.”

Criticising the India’s efforts to maintain relations with neighbouring Pakistan, Rahul said PM Modi does not have a “deeply thought-out strategy”.

Instead of responding to the charges of Rahul, there is a full throat campaign to deride and belittle his leadership.

Those who are following the speeches made by the Prime Minister since he began his foreign visits could recall all that he had said. According to Congress leader Mr Anand Sharma, the prime minister during his first foreign visit had called the country corrupt and said India was recognised in the world for carrying a "begging bowl in its hand" and that Indians used to feel ashamed accepting them as Indian citizens on foreign soil.

The Prime Minster had repeatedly used these Diaspora meetings as partisan events as a prime minister speaking to all Indians, living abroad. This overt politicisation of Diaspora gatherings started from his New York Madison Square Garden speech in September 2014, when he told the audience, "You may not have voted in 2014 but when results were coming in, you celebrated."

The audience did not consist only of his drooling Diaspora supporters, but also a number of Indian community organisers and even host country political leaders.

Speaking to Indians in Toronto, Canada in April 2015, Narendra Modi had said that henceforth India will be known as “Skill India, not Scam India”.

The most brazen statement came a month later in Shanghai, China on May 16, 2014: "Earlier you were ashamed of India but today you are proud of the country." Two days later it was repeated in Seoul, South Korea when he told the Diaspora that before he became prime minister, people in India used to wonder what sin they have committed to have been born in India.

In Muscat, Modi ji had accused the previous Congress-led governments as corrupt and claimed he has earned a good name for the country by providing a corruption-free administration. Rahul is following the footsteps of the Prime Minister and there is nothing new in this.

There is an Urdu couplet:

“Aoron ki buri baat to bhati naheen mujhko

Par apni burai nazar aati naheen mujhko.”

(I dislike the evil in others but can’t see my own.)

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