Word ‘Lynching’ Practically Unheard of Before 2014: Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo: IANS)

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NEW DELHI – The word lynching was practically unheard of before 2014 when the BJP came to power, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday and taunted the prime minister with a “Thank you Modiji”.

“Before 2014, the word ‘lynching’ was practically unheard of. #ThankYouModiJi,” Gandhi’s tweet said.

Asked about the lynching jibe at a media briefing later in the day, the former Congress president said, “Sarkar ki dalali mat karo (Don’t do mediation for the BJP).”

Gandhi, who appeared to lose his cool, responded after reporters asked him about the BJP’s attack on his tweet.

The attack comes in the wake of lynchings in Amritsar and Kapurthala in Punjab where Congress is in power.

The BJP hit back at the Congress, saying Rahul Gandhi is the son of Rajiv Gandhi who had justified the anti-Sikh riots.

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