Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani on Wednesday accused Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of “insulting” Lal Bahadur Shastri as a purported video showed the Congress leader garlanding a bust of the former prime minister during her tour in Uttar Pradesh with the garland she had worn.
Irani wrote a limerick in a Hindi dialect to take a dig at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
“In her “arrogance”, she chose a used garland, clapped, waved her hands and left after insulting Shastri,” Irani tweeted, tagging the video.
मुंडी झुकाइएके सर झटकाइएके
गुमान में बिटिया भूल गई मरजाद
आपन गले की उतरन, पहनाए दीहिन
शास्त्री जी के अपमान पर ताली बजाएके, हाथ हिलाइएके
चल दीहलें कांग्रेस बिटिया तोहार pic.twitter.com/ndwT15Y8co
— Chowkidar Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) 20 March 2019
The BJP leader also took a dig at the Congress over a woman’s accusation that its workers behaved inappropriately with her.
“It shows the real values of Congress,” Irani alleged.
Wrapping up her three-day tour of Uttar Pradesh in Prime minister Narendra Modi’s constituency of Varanasi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called the coming Lok Sabha election a “new freedom struggle”.
The Congress leader embarked on her river campaign on Monday from Prayagraj’s Sangam. She covered the 140-km stretch between Prayagraj to Varanasi on a boat, making brief stops along the way.
Before kick-starting her unique campaign tour, Priyanka also offered prayers at the Sangam and the Bade Hanuman temple in Prayagraj, the historic city known for its close association with the Nehru-Gandhi family.
(With PTI inputs)