BJP national spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao hit back at Congress over their objection on its President Rahul Gandhi’s allotted 6th row seat at the R-day parade, saying that he is not a super VVIP who should be put ahead everyone else.
Rao futher added I wonder, why fuss was there when BJP never raised the voice despite facing similar response during Congress’s governance.Congress President Rahul Gandhi took the designated seat in the sixth row yesterday during the Republic Day parade here, prompting an angry reaction from his party that accused the government of setting aside tradition and indulging in "cheap politics".
"We never made it an issue. We function with a spirit of democracy, whereas you claim to have 133-year-old illustrious history. If this is your democratic spirit or understanding of democracy, it is a shame on the Congress party," Rao said.
"People of new India do not expect their political leaders to wear their VVIP cards on their shoulders. Rahul is trying to tell he is a super VVIP and should be put ahead of everyone else even if he doesn't have any position or does not fall in the protocol list," Rao added.
With PTI inputs