Mani Shankar Aiyar cites Mughal Raaj to defend #RahulCoronation ; PM Modi congratulate Congress for their 'Aurangzeb Raj
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 04-Dec-2017
New Delhi/Dharampur, December 4: When Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday invoked invador rulers of the Mughal dynasty to defend Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party chief, it was a message to masses of the dictatorial DNA of Nehru clan and how they have made of the entire Congress Party which once proudly carried leaership of sardar Patel and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Today, Rahul Gandhi filed the nomination papers for party presidency and was likely to be elected unopposed, invoking “dynasty” jibes form the BJP. On a question why no one filed nominations against Rahul, Aiyar said, “When Shah Jahan came in the place of Jahangir did any election happen? And when Aurangzeb came in place of Shah Jahan did any election happen? It was known to everyone that the throne of the king will automatically go to the heir."
"But in a democracy elections are held. I openly invite Poonawalla to file the nomination and contest," Aiyar said, referring to the rebellion by Maharashtra Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla.
As this kind of appeasement of Gandhi parivaar was not enough, Aiyar further clarified that there no comparision between Rahul and Shehzad Poonawalla. “Don't compare both. During Mughal rule it was understood that after Jehangir, Shahjahan will be the leader but here anyone is free to contest against Rahul Gandhi. It's a totally democratic process.”
As the damage was done the big mouth leader of Congress, it was a ready batter for PM Modi. Modi used Aiyar’s remarks to attack Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Gujarat.
I congratulate the Congress on their 'Aurangzeb Raj': PM Modi
Addressing a public meeting in Dharampur constituency, Modi said, "Mani Shankar Aiyar, who never shies away from showing loyalty to one family, proudly said — When Shah Jahan came in the place of Jahangir did any elections happen? And when Aurangzeb came in place of Shah Jahan did any election happen? It was known to everyone that the throne of the king will automatically go the son," Modi said.
"I congratulate the Congress on their 'Aurangzeb Raj’. For us, the well-being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command," he said.
Modi has earlier used Aiyar's Chaiwala remarks to his advantage after the latter’s ‘chaiwala’ jibe in the run-up to the 2014 elections.