When you think in English and speak in Hindi, you end up saying words like ‘Khoon ki Dalali’ and ‘Maut Ka Saudagar’.
Rahul Gandhi seems to be a slow learner or not one at all. He has not learnt a bit from the humongous mistake committed by his mother Sonia Gandhi in the run up to the 2007 Gujarat assembly elections, as evident from all the mistakes he, his mother and his party men have subsequently made over the years.
On Monday, he found his own ‘Maut Ka Saudagar’ moment against Narendra Modi. It’s a ‘believe it or not’ kind of a statement: Prime Minister Modi is doing ‘Khoon Ki Dalaali’ (pimping or brokering) over the blood of Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the terror attacks in Kashmir.
If he remembered what he previously said on Surgical Strike, he probably wouldn’t have said what he said on his landing in Delhi after concluding his month-long campaign for upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Consider what Rahul Gandhi said on surgical strike: “Aap (Modi) kya kar rahe ho. Hame jo jawan hain, hamare jo jawan hain, jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Kashmir me khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiya aap unke khoon ke piche chupe hue ho unki dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai.”
Don’t blame him, though, he probably would have had made his speech in English, and definitely didn’t want to call PM Modi a pimp, but due to some circumstances he had to speak it in Hindi. And, that’s why it all went wrong. To be fair it’s not a first time that he made such remarks, in fact, Raga has a long history to say weird things.
For Example, he said on record about Amul women workers: “Gujarat ko AMUL kisne diya? Gujarat ko dhood kisne diya, Ye jo Aurate yaha kinare khadi hai unhone diya, unhone Gujarat ko dhood diya”
or when asked about Congress Party environment since he became Vice- President, he answered- “Aaj sabko maza aa rha hai, party me mahilaye mujhese kahti hai, jabse aap aaye hai bahut maza aa rha hai, Mai ye maza sabko dena chahta hu” .
In both the case, the statements wouldn’t came out as bad as it sounds. So, please next time reporters don’t use Hindi language when you are asking questions to Raga, you can try Italian though!
On a serious note, Rahul’s Kisan Yatra began with the news of khat loot and ended with khoon ki dalali, making big headlines but all for the wrong reasons.
BY: Saket Sharma.