Conduct of Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, during COVID will be remembered for duplicity, pettiness: JP Nadda to Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda on Tuesday slammed Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi for her comments at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on the Centre’s handling of COVID-19 and targeted party leader Rahul Gandhi for his “duplicity and pettiness”.

In a letter to the Congress interim chief, Nadda said: “In this fight against the pandemic, the conduct of the topmost Congress leaders including former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be remembered for duplicity and pettiness.”

He pointed out that the Congress’ stand on political rallies in recently concluded assembly polls was nothing but grandstanding.

Your party, under your leadership, is doing no favours to itself by opposing lockdowns and then demanding for the same, ignoring the Centre’s advisories on the second wave of COVID and then saying they did not get any information, holding massive election rallies in Kerala causing a spike in COVID cases while grandstanding about election rallies elsewhere, supporting protests but speaking about following COVID guidelines,” Nadda said.

“Even when the second wave was on the rise, your party leaders were happier being seen in super spreader political events in North India, where there was no regard for masks or social distancing,” he added.

Slamming Congress further, the BJP chief said this is not the era when such information can be erased from public memory.

“There are other aspects that also need greater thought. For instance, the data from February and March would reveal which states failed to track the rising cases. Why are mortality rates in states such as Punjab so high? These are questions you must ask your own Chief Ministers,” Nadda added.