'Only 2 Insecure Dictators In India, Guess Who?': Amit Shah Questions Rahul Gandhi

| December 22 , 2018 , 14:28 IST

BJP president Amit Shah lashed back at Rahul Gandhi over his “insecure dictator” comment at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

Shah took to his Twitter account while tagging Rahul Gandhi wrote, “There were only 2 insecure dictators in the history of India. One imposed emergency and the other wanted unrestricted access to read letters of common citizens. Guess who were they, Rahul Gandhi."

While Shah’s first reference is obviously to former prime minister Indira Gandhi, his second reference, BJP sources said, was to the Congress president Rahul’s father Rajiv Gandhi who, they claimed, wanted a law for unrestricted access to read letters.

Shah further claimed that "Rahul does fear-mongering and plays politics with national security."

Earlier Congress President Rahul Gandhi targetted the BJP led NDA government over the controversy surrounding information surveillance and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him an insecure dictator.

"Converting India into a police state isn’t going to solve your problems, Modi ji. It’s only going to prove to over 1 billion Indians what an insecure dictator you really are," Gandhi said on social media platform Twitter.

The Congress party further escalated their barb on the BJP and the prime minister, and said, "When the BJP said 'Ghar Ghar Modi', we didn't think they would take it so seriously."

After the Ministry of Home Affairs' order on surveillance of information stored or transmitted via computers triggered a massive controversy today, the Centre defended the move and said the Opposition was making a mountain out of a molehill.