With the Assembly polls round the corner in Gujarat, the war of words between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress today hit a new low with the youth wing of the grand old party describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah as ‘Ranga-Billa’.
Addressing a public meeting, Indian Youth Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja said that the ‘Ranga Billa won’t be able to able to form government in Gujarat this time’.
He warned the electorate that voting in favour of the BJP is equivalent to hanging their child.
“I am president of the Indian Youth Congress. I used to listen to Narendra Modi’s speeches… sometime he said ‘mitron’…. The kind of actor, magician and madari you have given to the nation from Gujarat.. I have given him a name – ‘chamatkari baba’. And the second fellow Amit Shah… their jodi is of ‘Ranga Billa’. This time ranga billa will not get majority to form government in Gujarat,” he said.
“Anybody among you if chooses to vote in favour of Narendra bhai Modi… he is going to hang his kids,” he added.
Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee President Bharat Singh Solanki said that that “people now know what the BJP is… nationalist or terrorist’.
“Narendra Modi is following in the footsteps of Hitler whereas Rahul Gandhi believes in Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel’s ideology,” he said.
The development comes a day after senior BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao accused Rahul of following in the footsteps of medieval Muslim rulers like Alauddin Khalji and Aurangzeb.
"Aurangzeb (a Mughal emperor) had destroyed many temples during his rule. However, when the common people opposed him, he promised to build two-three temples. Alauddin Khalji did the same...And now Rahul Gandhi is going in the same direction," he had said.
Rao had said this after Rahul, during campaign trail, visited a string of temples in Gujarat, including the famous Akshardham shrine.
The western state will go to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14. Counting of votes will take place on December 18.