New Delhi, July 2: Indian politicians seem to have forgotten all limits while it comes on fight over their party leaders' actions during the recent disaster in Uttarakhand. Congress and BJP, who used to fight over Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, have shifted their attentions to acts of 'Rambo' and 'Dumbo'.
Reacting against Congress' continuous criticism against Gujarat Chief Minister, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday, July 1 slammed the party saying, "It was better to be a Rambo than a dumbo or a scambo."
Lekhi's statement was a sharp attack on Congress leaders who have been entangled by several corruption charges. "Scambo" seems to be an innovative twist by the BJP leaders who opened attack on the critics who have been slamming Modi over a report stating that team Modi had rescued 15,000 stranded Gujaratis in the flood-ravaged state.
Earlier it was reported that the Gujarat CM had helped Gujaratis during his one-day visit to the hill-state. Ajay Maken, the new head of Congress communications department said, "Pyre of many victims of this natural calamity still warm. First BJP tried to take credit of evacuating 15000 in a day."
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Dehradun on Saturday to visit flood-hit areas in Uttarakhand.
Congress Vice President and local MP Rahul Gandhi attending the funeral of Indian Air Force JWO Akhilesh Kumar Singh in Amethi on Saturday. Singh was killed in the recent chopper crash at Gaurikund during rescue work in flood hit Uttarakhand.
Rahul Gandhi meeting the family of Indian Air Force
Congress Vice President and local MP Rahul Gandhi meeting the family of Indian Air Force JWO Akhilesh Kumar Singh who was killed in the recent chopper crash during rescue work in flood hit Uttarakhand, in Amethi on Saturday.
Narendra Modi about relief work
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna talks with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi about relief work, in Dehradun on Saturday.
Rahul Gandhi during a visit to flood-hit areas
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during a visit to flood-hit areas of Guptkashi on Tuesday.
Taking a dig at Modi's visit to Uttarakhand, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh had tweeted, "the VIPs should allow the administration to do their job in Uttarakhand instead of disturbing them with photo opportunity and doing politics."
"Modi is taking credit for people already evacuated by the administration and the troops," Singh added while writing on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Other Congress leader said that Modi's visit "a 'Rambo act' that reflected the rank opportunism and the sheer desperation to try and politicise and even milk tragedy for political gains."
Soon after Modi's visit to Uttarakhand, young Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too visited the state. Rahul had already faced opposition leaders' wrath over his absence during the initial days of the disaster in Uttarakhand.
Later his Uttarakhand visit also raised questions as the Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had issued advisories saying, "We advise all VIPs not to visit Uttarakhand now. All agencies are engaged in relief and rescue efforts...Such visits hamper their works."