Renewing its attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments on dynasty politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said dynasty politics in the long run is a “burden”.

“Some parties may think that being centered around dynasty is an asset but in the long run it becomes a burden,” senior party leader and union minister Arun Jaitley said.

“I was ashamed to hear that while sitting in America, it was declared that dynasty is in the nature of this country,” added Jaitley without taking Rahul’s name.

The Congress leader, who is on a two-week visit to the US to interact with political leaders, global thinkers and overseas Indians, had last week in his speech said that nepotism existed in every field in India and it was wrong to target him.

Rahul’s comments had drawn a lot of ire with many accusing him of portraying India in poor light in front of a global audience.