Rahul Gandhi must do something so that he can trend in India too: Ravi Shankar Prasad's jibe at Congress V-P

Union law minster Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat on Monday and said the Congress vice-president never learns from his experience.

In a series of attacks against the Congress, the BJP leader said, "Congress' history is of lies, corruption and lack of development." He referred to the Gandhi scion's acrebic social media posts and said, "Rahul do something so that you can trend in India too" and "Rahul Gandhi is yet to understand the serious dynamics of economics and development," Prasad added.

Rahul Gandhi must do something so that he can trend in India too: Ravi Shankar Prasads jibe at Congress V-P

File image of Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTI

Prasad also defended a Rajasthan government bill to protect judges, magistrates and public servants from being investigated without its prior sanction, saying the move seeks to stop motivated complaints and let honest officers work.

"What I have gathered is that the idea is that there should not be any motivated complaint. Officers were feeling harassed in discharging their duties," he said.

Prasad said he had returned from an overseas trip on Sunday night and had not studied the legislation in detail, and added that the state government had cited its reasons for introducing the bill.

He referred to a study offered by the state's BJP government, which said over 73 percent of such cases were false.

In the press conference in which he attacked the Congress over a host of issues involving the Gujarat Assembly polls, Prasad also defended the appointments of BJP workers and leaders by the government in various positions, saying there was no harm if they had the credentials for job.

During the UPA government, everything was reserved for damaad, a reference to Congress Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, and workers were ignored, he alleged.

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Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017 19:24:58 IST

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