While a few BJP leaders claimed that Rahul Gandhi was unable to cope with the defeat in the Lok Sabha election, others asserted that the young Gandhi scion was not able to handle the pressure within its party.
Reacting on Rahul's statements in Parliament, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "The reason is very clear. Today, a section of the leadership of the Congress party, because if its inability to lead, has been under pressure. They have been facing a palace coup. It's a coup within their own party."
Congress is facing a palace coup. It's a coup within their own party: BJP
Meanwhile, BJP minister Prakash Javedkar said, "Congress is unable to come to terms with its defeat in the polls and Rahul Gandhi's aggression was a result of leadership being totally disheartened."
Rahul, for the very first time, was seen in the Well of the House where he demanded for a debate over rising cases of communal. He also called the speaker biased and claimed that only one man's voice is being is heard.
Rahul was quoted as saying, "We are not being allowed to speak in Parliament. There is a mentally in the government that discussion is not acceptable."
Raising slogans and demanding the introduction of the bill against communal violence, the Congress sought a debate on the issue.
However, slamming Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, "Give examples of specific incidents of communal violence, don't make general statements."
Later veteran BJP leader LK Advani too slammed Rahul and asked him to control his MPs. According to sources, Advani told Rahul that communal clashes in the country was a serious issue and the Opposition's conduct was not good.