Congress President Rahul Gandhi today has stated that his mother, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi is more Indian than many Indians. According to reports, Rahul Gandhi was speaking to media persons after winding up the Karnataka election campaign earlier today.
My mother is Italian, she also lived larger part of her life in India. She is more Indian than many Indians I see. My mother sacrificed for this country, she has suffered for it. It shows the quality of the PM when he makes these types of comments: Rahul Gandhi on PM’s remarks pic.twitter.com/4QenZKBDaK
— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2018
Rahul reportedly stated that his mother is from Italy but she is more Indian than many other Indians he knows. Rahul added that his mother has sacrificed for the country and has spent a major part of her life in India.
It is notable here that the Karnataka Congress including the CM Siddaramaiah had been attacking UP CM Yogi Adityanath as an ‘outsider’ in the state and some days ago, they had addressed him as Ajay Bisht, his formal name before he renounced it to become a monk of the Gorakhpeeth. The disrespect shown to the mahant of Gorakhpeeth was criticised by many and earlier this week the Karnataka BJP had reacted by addressing Sonia Gandhi by her original name.
Today, Ms. Antonio Maino is here in K’taka to save her last citadel from falling!
Madam Maino, K’taka needs no lessons from the person who was solely responsible for wasting India’s 10 precious years.
And to Congress, need to remind you of your ‘import’ jibe? https://t.co/7NmhjuoMOM
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 8, 2018
Twitter users reacted after Rahul Gandhi’s statement.
Yes your mother is Italian & her name is “Antonia Edvige Albina Maino”
& she amassed a wealth of $2 billion
She also humilated 79% of Hindus of India by propogating Hindu Terror
— Ritu Rathaur (सत्यसाधक) (@RituRathaur) May 10, 2018
Rahul’s mother is an Italian, her real name is Antonia Maino she marreid Rajiv Gandhi son of India’s PM Since then is living in PM’s house. No one here has guts to get the house vacated thus she lived larger part of her life in comfort and security on tax payers money https://t.co/kSbpTkSllY
— Mrs Hira Sharma (@MrsHiraSharma) May 10, 2018
— Bhushan Deshmukh (@dbhushan_99) May 10, 2018
Pappu playing sympathy card because PM asked him to speak in his mother tongue that is Italian … is he saying Sonia gandhi forgot her mother tongue ? https://t.co/eEtRiGSWY7
— ex-secular (@ExSecular) May 10, 2018
It is ironic that while playing the “baahari” card and calling Prime Minister Modi and Yogi Adityanath as “outsiders” with respect to Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi is now playing the “my mother is Italian yet Indian” card and expecting acceptance.
Karnataka will vote on May 12th and the results will be declared on May 15th. Earlier, PM Modi had challenged Rahul Gandhi for a 15-minute debate in any language, including his mother’s mother tongue.