New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday described Congress President Rahul Gandhi as an "incapable opposition leader" and accused him of justifying the terrorist outfit ISIS.
"Congress President is on foreign tours. Earlier he used to go after Parliament session and say that he had gone for 'dhyan' and to 'gain knowledge'," senior BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi told media here.
"And now, on the recent tours he has been sharing his knowledge with the people. This shows his immaturity, incapability and ill will. It shows clearly that he is not capable of being a good opposition leader, leave aside holding the post of Prime Minister," Trivedi said.
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The BJP leader also slammed Gandhi for justifying Islamic State (IS) and making comparisons with India.
Trivedi was reacting to Congress chief's criticism of the government by citing the example of IS to say that exclusion of a large number of people from the development process could lead to the creation of terrorist groups in the world.
Gandhi had said that the US, while invading Iraq had stopped a tribe, Tikriti network, from getting government and army jobs and later the tribe linked up with other groups. He referred to the recent incidents of lynching and attack on the Dalits, saying people in India were angry and the ruling alliance was weakening "support structures" meant for the weaker sections.
"Yesterday, he said that the IS was founded because of unemployment. I want to ask him that Osama bin Laden, who was one of the most wanted terrorists...was he an unemployed youth and a poor?" he said.
"No, he was a billionaire. And the persons who hit the World Trade Center with the aeroplane were also poor or unemployed? No, they were leading a good life in the US and having all the means to lead a good life," he said.
"You tried to belittle the fight of ideologies for your petty political gains. It is condemnable," said Trivedi slamming the Congress leader.