A new strife between BJP and the Congress came out. It is related to Rahul Gandhi’s Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. BJP claimed that Gandhi who left on a Kailash Mansarovar Yatra wanted a ceremonial send off and asked the Chinese Ambassador to see him off. This was stated by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra while addressing a press conference.
BJP on Rahul Gandhi’s Kailash Mansarovar yatra
Sambit Patra said that the permission was asked in writing to the Ministry of External Affairs so that the ceremonial lounge at the Indira Gandhi International Airport could be used for giving him a ceremonial see off in the presence of the Ambassador and other diplomats of that country.
He further added that Ministry of External Affairs did not respond to it. He questioned this by saying that why should the Chinese Ambassador see off an Indian politician. There is no such protocol. He called it a serious matter and wanted answer from Congress. He said that why such kind of demand made from the Chinese envoy. He also wanted to know the Chinese connection behind this see-off demand.
Sambit Patra questions Congress and China’s connection
He recalled that former Congress President Sonia Gandhi got invitation for the inauguration of the Beijing Olympics. In fact, she was not holding any position at that time. He added that Chinese Ambassador came to airport to see off the whole family.
Congress refuted all the allegations made by BJP
On this allegation, Congress spokesperson said that BJP was insulting the abode of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati by saying all this. The party further called that this showcased that hateful mindset BJP and its leaders. Congress also slammed BJP for calling this auspicious yatra ‘honeymoon tourism’.