New Delhi: The charge of corruption levelled by young Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has come in for criticism by several newspaper editors and television anchors . The basic question each one of them asking is : should a national party leader publicly level a charge against a Prime Minister which has been found ” baseless” by the highest court of the country? Going by their reaction the answer is a big NO.
What is worse, the Gandhi scion had claimed before the accusation that there would be an ” earthquake” if he is allowed to speak in parliament on the issue. He could not speak in the Lok Sabha due unusual daily noise created on some other issues which led to virtual wash-out of the winter session, but when he spoke about it outside there was not even a whimper. The general public reaction was unsupportive.
Most of the newspapers did not take it kindly too. Under the heading,’ Stop muck raking’, editorial of a national English daily said : ” Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi cut a sorry figure when he chose to fling personal and flimsy allegations of corruption at Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. Some others were not so mild.