New Delhi, May 18: Hitting back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for accusing the Narendra Modi government of engaging in "politics of revenge" over the cancelling of a mega food park in Amethi, union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said he is trying to mislead the people.
"Rahul Gandhi is misleading people; he is not serious about food park," said Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing.
She further added that Congress leaders must do their homework and should know why the food park was cancelled by the erstwhile UPA Government.
"It took Rahul Gandhi 10 months to realize that the Food Park project has been cancelled. Rahul Gandhi doesn't even know the exact place where this Food Park is to be setup in Amethi," she added.
"Jab saari taakat unke paas thi, tab kuch nahi kiya, toh ab kis baare main mooh khol rahe hai?," Mrs Badal was quoted as saying.
Earlier in the day, BJP MP Anurag Thakur also accused the Amethi MP of "misleading" the people.
Thakur stated that the group, which wanted to make the food park, had opted out of the project in 2012-13 due to non-availability of gas, and Rahul was misleading the people on the issue.
"The person (Rahul), who was in slumber for past five years and is not in the habit of doing his homework, is misleading the people on the food park matter.
What was he doing for past few years, when all this happened?" Thakur, president of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), told PTI over phone from Ayodhya, where he had come to attend a party meet.
On the food park, Rahul, who was on a three-day tour to his constituency Amethi, had earlier said that BJP "wants to hurt me through this politics of revenge. But, in reality the farmers are getting affected, and not me."
However, Thakur said Rahul was doing "cheap politics" and only misleading people against BJP government.
He also accused the Congress of spreading lies on the Land Acquisition Bill, and said that farmers would get four-times higher compensation.