Days after Sambit Patra called members of the Nehru-Gandhi family Thugs of Hindostan, another BJP spokesperson, Gaurav Bhatia, has sensationally addressed Congress President Rahul Gandhu as a ‘peon.’ He used the derogatory term for Gandhi during an election special show on India TV in Jaipur.
His chaprasi (peon) remarks did not go down well with the Congress spokesperson, Ragini Nayak, who lost her cool and addressed Bhatia’s father as a peon. An angry Nayak left the debate while repeatedly calling Bhatia’s father as chaprasi.
She was heard saying, “tera baap hoga chaprasi. (Your father must be a peon). Go and ask your father. Calling Rahul Gandhi a peon. I am not taking part in this debate.”
The debate show soon turned chaotic as their respective supporters descended to podium while shouting slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi respectively. While the BJP supporters shouted ‘Modi, Modi,’ Congress supporters chanted ‘Chaukidar Chor hai (the security guard is thief).’
The acrimony spilled out of the TV debate as both Bhatia and Nayak took to Twitter attack each other. Bhatia alleged that Nayak had called his deceased father a ‘thief.’
मैंने कांग्रेस की प्रवक्ता को बहन बुला के
अपनी परवरिश और @BJP4India की संस्कृति का परिचय दिया
रागिनी नायक ने मेरे स्वर्गीय पिताजी को "तेरा बाप चोर है" कह के अपनी परवरिश और @INCIndia के चरित्र का।
आदमी का असली चरित्र ऐसी कठिन परिस्थिति में ही सामने आता है। pic.twitter.com/rn6hYrsvQn
— Gaurav Bhatia ?? (@gauravbh) November 30, 2018
Nayak denied his allegations and dared Bhatia to produce the evidence of she calling his father a ‘thief.’
लगता है झूठ बोलना और victim card खेलना @gauravbh मोदीजी से सीख कर आए हैं.चुनौती देती हूं कि 1video clip दिखा दें जिसमें आपके पिताजी को मैंने ‘चोर’ कहा हो.अपनी परवरिश और @BJP4India की संस्कृति का परिचय आपने राहुल जी को ‘चपरासी’ कह कर दिया.Do unto others as u wud hv them do unto u! https://t.co/Hy1WQtP78X
— Ragini Nayak (@NayakRagini) December 1, 2018
The latest embarrassing episode comes just days after another TV debate on assembly elections had turned into chaos after Patra made objectionable remarks about former prime ministers of India from the Congress party by calling them Thugs of Hindostan.
In response, the Congress spokesperson, Rajiv Tyagi, had called Prime Minister Narendra a ‘thief’ for the alleged scam of Rs 30,000 crore in the Rafale deal. Both leaders were taking part in a debate on Aaj Tak channel.