Jaipur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on December 1 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not understand the foundation of Hinduism.
“What is the essence of Hinduism? What does the Gita say? That knowledge is with everybody... Knowledge is all around you. Every living being has knowledge,” he said at an interactive session in Udaipur in Rajasthan.
“Our Prime Minister says he is a Hindu, but he doesn’t understand (the) foundation of Hinduism. What kind of a Hindu is he,” the Congress chief asked.
Amit Shah, Sushma Swaraj hit back
Hitting back, BJP president Amit Shah said, “The Congress is now preaching us about Hinduism... They are giving us lessons of Gita.”
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also reacted sharply saying she wishes the day won’t come when people have to learn the meaning of Hinduism from Mr. Gandhi. She said the Congress president himself and the party are confused about his religion and caste.
“The Congress claimed that Rahul Gandhi is a Hindu who wears a Brahminical thread, but I did not know he is so rich in knowledge that now he will teach us the meaning of Hinduism. I wish the day won’t come when we have to learn meaning of being a Hindu from Rahul Gandhi,” she told reporters in Jaipur.