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Congress Demands Union Minister’s Resignation After He Likened Rahul Gandhi To “Stray Bull”

BJP leader Raosaheb Danve said Rahul Gandhi was of no use to anyone, and compared him to a “stray bull”. 

Union Minister Raosaheb Danve seems to have landed himself in a trouble after he criticised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying that he was of no use to anyone, and compared him to a “stray bull”.

The Congress party has objected to the remarks by the BJP leader and has demanded immediate removal of Mr Danve from Union Cabinet.

Mr Danve made the aforementioned remarks while speaking at a public rally in Jalna district of Maharashtra as part of the ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ taken out by newly-inducted Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad.

The BJP leader, speaking in Marathi, said: “Rahul Gandhi is of no use to anybody. He is like a bull… He roams everywhere, but is of no use to anyone. I have been in the Lok Sabha for 20 years and have seen his work.”

In rural Maharashtra, a popular practice involves dedicating a newly-born male calf to a local deity. That bull is not used for any agriculture or transportation purposes.

“Even if such a bull enters a farm and eats the crop, the farmer forgives the animal saying it needs food,” the Union Minister of State for Railway said.

“One should look at the great work being done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi…The government is spending money from its coffers as Railways does not generate enough revenue from various sources, including through the sale of tickets,” he added.

Nana Patole, Congress Chief of Maharashtra unit, criticised Danve for his comments and sought Mr Danve’s resignation.

“He (Danve) has crossed all the boundaries. His remarks are indecent and shocking. We demand his removal from Union cabinet for using such a foul language against Gandhi,” he said.

“It makes me wonder how he can be given such an important post in the cabinet despite his track record of using foul language,” he said.

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