Not Cutting Cake With Nawaz Sharif: Barb War Over Rahul Gandhi Video

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Nepal for a friend’s wedding triggered a barrage of tweets from the BJP and its supporters on Tuesday, many of them taking shots at the politician for attending a party while being critical of the government on social media.

The Congress, however, hit back, saying it was not yet a crime to visit a friendly nation to attend a friend’s wedding, and it was much less egregious than Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a surprise visit to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter’s wedding in 2015.

“Rahul Gandhi hasn’t gone to Pakistan as an uninvited guest like PM Modi to cut a cake with Nawaz Sharif, and we know what happens in Pathankot,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a news briefing.

Not Cutting Cake With Nawaz Sharif: Barb War Over Rahul Gandhi Video

“Rahul Gandhi has gone to Nepal, a friendly country, to attend a journalist’s wedding. There is nothing wrong. It’s a matter of our culture.

It’s not a crime. Maybe PM and BJP will soon decide it’s a crime to participate in weddings of friends and family members,” he added.He was responding to tweets by BJP leaders like Amit Malviya who posted a video of Rahul Gandhi in Nepal.

The Congress MP is in Kathmandu to attend the wedding of his Nepali friend Sumnima Udas, a former CNN journalist and now the Executive Director of The Lumbini Museum.

The wedding is planned for Tuesday and a reception will be held Thursday, the newspaper reported.

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