A Congress leader from Badwani district in Madhya Pradesh has circulated a video clipping of him appealing to party president Sonia Gandhi to expel party vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his "khoon ki dalali" statement against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jantar Mantar last week, reportsThe Times of India.
The video has gone viral on messaging service WhatsApp showing Shailesh Choubey appealing to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to "oust" Rahul Gandhi, reportsZee News.
In the video, Choubey said that he did not accept the former as his party leader, and appealed to Sonia to expel him. "I, Shailesh Choubey, organisational secretary, district Congress Badwani demand from AICC president Sonia Gandhi that after the unfortunate comment of “khoon ki dalali” by Rahul Gandhi, he should be ousted from the party”, Choubey said, according to a report in India.com
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had launched a fierce attack on Modi over alleged politicisation of Army's surgical strikes, accusing him of doing "dalali" (trade) over the blood shed by Indian soldiers.
Addressing a rally in New Delhi at the end of his Kisan Yatra across election-bound Uttar Pradesh, he also accused Modi of not fulfilling his promises to people made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
In response, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi saying with his remark, the Congress second-in-command had crossed all limits and has insulted the Indian Army.
Shah also asked Rahul to focus on issues pertaining to "Alu ki factory" (potato factory) instead of making a statement on such sensitive issues.
With inputs from agencies