Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has responded to the row over a viral video wherein he’s seen feeding biscuits to a pet throughout his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Jharkhand. The video confirmed Mr Gandhi petting a pet after which feeding it biscuits. At one level, the pet refuses to eat and Mr Gandhi then offers the biscuits to a supporter talking to him. The BJP had focused the Congress chief over the video, alleging that he treats his supporters like canine.
Mr Gandhi has now stated that the person within the video is definitely the canine’s proprietor. “The canine was nervous, shivering and after I tried to feed it, it received scared. So I gave biscuits to the canine’s proprietor and the canine ate them from his hand. I do not perceive what is the concern,” he stated throughout a media interplay, a video of which was shared by information company ANI.
#WATCH | On the viral video of him feeding a canine through the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi says, “…I known as the canine and the proprietor. The canine was nervous, shivering and after I tried to feed it, the canine received scared. So I gave biscuits to the canine’s proprietor and… pic.twitter.com/QhO6QvfyNB
— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2024
Requested concerning the BJP’s allegations that claimed that the person within the video was a Congress employee, he replied, “No, he was not a Congress employee. I do not perceive the BJP’s obsession with canine. How have canine harmed them?”
Pallavi ji, not solely Rahul Gandhi however your complete household couldn’t make me eat that biscuit. I’m a proud Assamese and Indian . I refused to eat and resign from the Congress. https://t.co/ywumO3iuBr
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 5, 2024
Earlier, a number of BJP leaders focused the Congress MP over the viral video. Amongst them was Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Mr Sarma, who was earlier within the Congress, has typically narrated an incident, wherein he and different senior Congress leaders had visited Mr Gandhi for a gathering. Throughout the assembly, he says, Mr Gandhi’s pet canine Pidi ate biscuits from a plate. The Congress leaders had been then provided biscuits from the identical plate, Mr Sarma has claimed in a number of interviews. Throughout these interviews, Mr Sarma has used the alleged incident to bolster his declare that Mr Gandhi isn’t critical about key get together issues. He has additionally stated he left the Congress quickly after.
Responding to an ‘X’ consumer, who had tagged him on the pet video, Mr Sarma doubled down on his cost. He stated “not solely Rahul Gandhi however your complete household couldn’t make me eat that biscuit”. “I’m a proud Assamese and Indian. I refused to eat and resign from the Congress,” he stated.
One other BJP chief, Amit Malviya, stated “it’s pure for a celebration to turn out to be extinct when its prince behaves treats get together employees like canine”.