Smriti Irani hits back at Rahul Gandhi: 'No prizes for guessing who was inspired by Hitler'

Responding to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remark drawing parallels between NDA government and the Nazi regime, Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday hit back, saying there were "no prizes for guessing who was inspired by Hitler".

The newly-appointed information and broadcasting (I&B) minister further took a dig at Congress, saying a bleak future was awaiting the party.

Rahul Gandhi had on Friday warned the ruling NDA government against distorting the Constitution and implementing the agenda of the RSS while speaking at an international conference in Bengaluru. Later in the day, in a series of tweets, he launched an attack on the Centre, accusing it of strangulating the reality.

Gandhi also lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, alleging that thousands of businesses were wiped out due to note ban and hundreds of people died, "but instead of speaking to the Parliament, Modi spoke to Coldplay."

Inaugurating an international conference in Bengaluru on "Quest for Equity: Reclaiming Social Justice, Re-visiting Ambedkar", Gandhi on Friday had said, "The aim of the union government is to distort the Constitution, which was drafted by B.R. Ambedkar, and implement the RSS agenda. We should go by what Ambedkar had exhorted us to do - educate, organise and agitate."

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 14:19:45 IST

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