"He Is India's Most Hopeless Leader": Shivraj Singh Chouhan Jabs Rahul Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said only god can save the Congress party and he never criticised the country on foreign soil.

'He Is India's Most Hopeless Leader': Shivraj Singh Chouhan Jabs Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is a tour of the UK, where he had an interaction session at 'Ideas for India'. (File)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh:

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today claimed Rahul Gandhi was the country's "most failed, desperate, frustrated and hopeless leader" and that since nobody listens to the Congress MP in India, he vents out his frustration abroad.

Mr Chouhan was reacting to Mr Gandhi's remarks at a conference in London where the latter recently accused the the BJP of spreading "kerosene all over the country" and said "you need one spark and we will be in big trouble".

"Rahul Gandhi is the country's most unsuccessful, frustrated and hopeless leader. No patriotic leader makes anti-national statements like Rahul Gandhi does while visiting the foreign soil. No one in the country now listens to him, so he is venting out his frustration abroad," Mr Chouhan said in a statement on Twitter.

Rahul Gandhi has raised a question mark on his patriotism and loyalty to the nation by making such remarks, the chief minister said.

"We have never criticised the country on foreign soil, but what else can be expected from a frustrated, desperate and hopeless person?" he further said.

It is surprising that some Congress leaders are running a campaign to make Rahul Gandhi as the party president, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, adding that "only God can then save the Congress." The senior BJP leader also said he had visited the US when Dr Manmohan Singh was India's prime minister.

"Journalists in the US had asked me a question if the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ji was an 'Underachiever'? I had replied that he is the prime minister of India and not of the Congress and the country's PM can never be an Underachiever," Mr Chouhan tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi, who is on a tour of the UK, had an interaction session at the 'Ideas for India' conference organised by non-profit think-tank Bridge India on Friday.

He had attacked the BJP government and said the Indian democracy is a "global public good" and a central anchor for the planet, and if that cracks, it is going to cause a problem for the planet.

Asked about the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Mr Gandhi drew parallels with the Chinese actions in Ladakh. Like Pakistan, the "deep state" is eating India, he had alleged.

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