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Viral News: Rahul Gandhi’s Nepal visit sparks controversy

Shiv Sena Targets BJP On Nightclub Video of Rahul Gandhi

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  • The Congress and BJP on Tuesday exchanged barbs after the video of Rahul Gandhi in a Kathmandu nightclub party went viral.

VIRAL NEWS- Amid a political slugfest that started after a video surfaced showing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi partying at a nightclub, Lord of the Drinks (LOD) confirmed to news agency ANI that the Congress leader was in Kathmandu pub ‘after a marriage party’.

While Congress had earlier clarified that Gandhi was in Nepal to attend a marriage function of a journalist friend, BJP was quick to hit back saying Gandhi had ‘ties with those who are challenging India’s territorial integrity’.

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The Congress and BJP on Tuesday exchanged barbs after the video of Rahul Gandhi in a Kathmandu nightclub party went viral.

Both the parties were attacking each other over the video and the Congress raked up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan.

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Law Minister Kiren Rijiju retweeted the video and said, “Regular Parties, Vacations, Holidays, Pleasure Trips, Private Foreign Visits etc are nothing new to the nation now. As a private citizen there’s no issue at all but when an MP, a permanent boss of a national political party who keeps preaching others…”

Congress countered BJP’s allegations saying attending marriage had ‘still not become a crime in India’. “Rahul Gandhi went to a friendly country Nepal for a marriage function of a friend who also happens to be a journalist. It has still not become a crime in this country to attend a marriage. The  BJP may decide (if) it is illegal to attend a marriage and a crime to have friends,” said Congress’ Randeep Surjewala.

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The BJP hit out at Gandhi referring to him as a ‘part-time politician’. The party also took a dig at Congress over the ‘leadership crisis’ in the grand old party. The development comes days after Congress held intense discussions with political strategist Prashant Kishor, who reportedly suggested leadership changes and structural reforms in order to revive the Congress party.

On the other hand in a strong editorial on mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena on Thursday criticised how Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to a nightclub in Nepal’s Kathmandu has become an issue of a political slugfest.

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The country is reeling under a scarcity of coal and electricity, the editorial said, questioning, “Is Rahul Gandhi’s nightclub visit responsible for all this?” The controversy is not unexpected though, the editorial said, given that BJP can do politics with anything ‘from hijab to loudspeaker’, the editorial added.

“The BJP is raising questions like whether Rahul Gandhi has no concern for the situation in Rajasthan where his party is in the government. Jodhpur is part of the country. The prime minister too was on a foreign tour during the Jodhpur riot. He has not spoken about the situation but he is commenting on the Russia-Ukraine war,” it said.

“The way PM Modi is not responsible for the clashes in Kashmir on Eid, Rahul Gandhi is not responsible for Jodhpur riot,” it said.

“His party will deliberate whether Rahul Gandhi is serious or not about politics. But whether the Modi government is serious or not about the problems of the country should be discussed now,” it added.

“Do no political leaders make a private visit to any other country? Do they never visit the nightclub of the five-star hotel there?” the editorial said.

A video of Rahul Gandhi partying at a nightclub in Kathmandu went viral after BJP leaders posted it. The Congress clarified that Rahul Gandhi went to Nepal to attend a friend’s wedding.

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