New Delhi: BJP denounced Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the government in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, saying it was "full of drama but lacked in content", while calling the Congress vice president a "lying machine" and a "non-serious, part-time politician".
The party found fault with Gandhi's attack on the government over lack of jobs, JNU row and corruption and claimed the Modi government had created 115 percent more employment annually than the previous UPA government.
"Besides this, over 2.28 crore people have benefited from Mudra bank loans meant for their self-employment. Our government has linked MNREGA with building irrigation facilities while in Congress rule it was about creating and filling up ditches.
"Rahul Gandhi is a lying machine and his claims in Parliament today were devoid of facts. His speech was full of drama but lacked content," BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
He said it was ironical that Gandhi was speaking about corruption on a day when the House debated alleged money laundering involving the son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. "Rahul Gandhi is himself out on bail in a corruption case of Rs 5000 crore," he said, referring to National Herald case.
Hitting back at his "fair and lovely scheme" jibe at the government, the BJP leader said no amount of "fair and lovely" comments will clean up the black deeds of Congress and called him a "non-serious, part-time" politician.
He said Gandhi went to JNU to support "anti-national" voices and was now accusing the government of "suppressing" dissent. "Does he mean we should also raise anti-national voices on campus?"
The Modi government had succeeded in controlling prices of edible commodities like pulses and was working to solve the issues facing the country.
"It is Congress which has become an obstruction to our developmental work," he said, recalling that Gandhi had faced loud disagreements from students at a Bengalore college for his criticism of the government.
First Published On : Mar 2, 2016 19:35 IST