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Rahul Gandhi's whole life has been a photo opportunity: BJP

IANS 13 Nov 2014, 19:05:22 PM IST

New Delhi: In a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, the BJP Thursday said the Congress vice president's whole life had been a photo opportunity, and raised questions on his performance in parliament.

Reacting to Gandhi's accusation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' was just an excuse for a photo opportunity, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said: "Be it travelling in Mumbai trains, going and sleeping at a Dalit person's house, running down the Adarsh report, everything has been a photo opportunity (for Rahul Gandhi)."

"His life has been a photo opportunity. So, perhaps he tends to see everything else from that perspective," he added.

Gandhi was speaking at an international conference organised by the Congress to mark Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary here.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader mocked Gandhi's performance as a parliamentarian and asked whether he had attended parliament consistently, moved any bill or participated in discussions.

"Besides the political inheritance and the goodwill earned from the good work done by Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi, what does he (Rahul Gandhi) have to show for himself? Has he got some success of his own?"

"It is strange that an individual or a family would want to live on the achievements of the past," he said.

The Congress was an "ideologically bankrupt" party in a "desperate fight for survival", Kohli said.

Fellow BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain too lambasted Gandhi after he admitted in his speech that the Congress had made some mistakes but never swayed from its ideology.