Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan attacks Rahul Gandhi over silence on Article 370, calls him 'Ranchoddas Gandhi'

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said he does not expect Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir

  • He feels Rahul has become 'Ranchoddas Gandhi'

  • 'Congress is falling apart. Madam (Sonia Gandhi) and Rahul Gandhi haven't said anything till date. I demand that Sonia ji should clear Congress' viewpoint in the matter (Article 370),' Chouhan said

Panaji: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said he does not expect Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He feels Rahul has become "Ranchoddas Gandhi".

 Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan attacks Rahul Gandhi over silence on Article 370, calls him Ranchoddas Gandhi

File image of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. PTI

On 5 August, the Central government had announced its decision to withdraw special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated it into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

While speaking in Panaji, Chouhan launched a scathing attack at the Congress party and said that it is falling apart.

"Congress is falling apart. Madam (Sonia Gandhi) and Rahul Gandhi haven't said anything till date. I demand that Sonia ji should clear Congress' viewpoint in the matter (Article 370)," Chouhan said.

"I don't expect Rahul Gandhi to speak on the matter (Article 370) because he has become Ranchoddas Gandhi. As president of the party, it was his job to strengthen the party after loss. But he didn't do so," he added.

Following Centre's decision on Article 370, Rahul Gandhi had said that reports of violence and people being killed in Jammu and Kashmir have surfaced. He also called upon prime minister Narendra Modi to apprise the nation about the situation in the region.

Rahul following the massive drubbing of Congress party in the Lok Sabha polls stepped down from the post of the party president. His mother taking the baton took charge as the interim president of the party.

Updated Date: Aug 19, 2019 08:52:03 IST