New Delhi: Congress on Friday slammed BJP president Nitin Gadkari for taunting it over the delay in hanging Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying he had “lost his mind” and again proved that he was not mature enough to be the president of a national party.
“This is a very disgraceful statement. The country will decide whether such language will be used in polity. Coming from the president of a national party, it is unfortunate and nobody had thought about such degradation of public life. This has once again proved that Gadkari is not mature enough to be the president of a national party,” party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told a news agency.
Another party spokesman Manish Tiwari said, “The remark smacks of obscenity, obnoxiousness and obtuseness.”
He further said, “It is very obvious that the esteemed president of the BJP has lost it completely. The BJP should take pity on him and put him into a psychiatric facility. The man needs serious help.”
The Congress reaction come after the BJP president criticised the UPA for delaying the hanging of Guru.
The BJP president had said at a BJP rally last night, “Is Afzal Guru the son-in-law of Congress? Why is he being given special treatment?”