Obama’s Comments Were Distasteful: Sanjay Raut Defends Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi

Barack Obama’s memoir ‘A Promise Land’ has triggered a series of arguments in India. As per a review, talking about Rahul Gandhi, Obama has written: “He has a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject.

Sanjay Raut lashes out at Obama

Taking reference to the comments in the memoir, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said: ” A Foreign politician can’t give such opinions on Indian political leaders; subsequent domestic political discourse on it is distasteful. We won’t say ‘Trump is mad’. How much does Obama know about this nation.

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BJP & Congress in a word-war regarding the topic

While BJP took the chance to criticize Rahul, the Congress party is busy defending their leader. Regarding Obama’s comments, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said, “Nothing more to discuss on Rahul Gandhi’s Intelligence when a big figure like Obama has said it all. Rahul Gandhi should know now that the respect he was getting in India has turned global.

Replying to this, Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala said, “May I humbly remind certain overzealous friends of the Media running a sponsored agenda that we don’t comment on individual’s views in a book. In the past, a Leader has been called ‘psychopath’ and ‘master divider’ by people and agencies. We didn’t acknowledge such comments.

Talking about the row, Congress representative Tariq Anwar told, “Obama and Rahul Gandhi must have met briefly, probably 8-10 years back when he came here as US President. To assess someone in few meetings is tough. Rahul Gandhi’s personality has changed since then, he has gained a lot of experience.

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Source: DNA India