Jammu and Kashmir’s Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani targeted Ghulam Nabi Azad, who resigned from the Congress and formed a new party. Meanwhile, he called ‘Padma Bhushan’ a ‘small award’, on which BJP has now attacked fiercely.
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Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani has given a controversial statement regarding the country’s third highest civilian honor ‘Padma Bhushan Award’. The Padma Bhushan Award is the third highest award given by the Government of India. This award is given for valuable contribution to the country. Padma Bhushan has special significance in India. But the surprising thing is that the Congress leader has called this award a ‘small award’, on which the BJP has now targeted fiercely.
BJP’s national spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla has attacked the Congress party over Rasool Wani’s statement. Poonawala said that “insulting the country is the identity of the Congress”. He said via Twitter, ‘Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Vikar Rasool Wani has insulted Padma Bhushan. He has called it a small award. Congress always keeps its family above the country. She repeatedly insults every national institution and symbol, be it the national anthem, the Padma Awards, the armed forces, the Election Commission or the Supreme Court. Poonawalla said, “Insulting the country is the identity of the Congress.”
Wani targets Ghulam Nabi
While addressing a rally, Rasool Wani targeted Ghulam Nabi Azad, who resigned from the Congress and formed a new party (Democratic Azad Party). During this, he called ‘Padma Bhushan’ a ‘small award’. He said, ‘You (Ghulam Nabi Azad) could not even think of becoming an MLA. Still Congress gave you everything. Made you a leader, a union minister and general secretary. The party gave you new opportunities for 50 years. But what did you do? What a small award you got and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shed two to four crocodile tears in front of you, you immediately forgot the contribution of 40-50 years of Congress.
Wani said, “You (Ghulam Nabi) have forgotten what Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi gave you, including position and respect.” Former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Kavinder Gupta has also attacked the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief. Gupta said that the Congress has become frustrated, that’s why it is speaking such language. Talking to a news channel, he said, ‘This (Rasool Wani’s statement) is the frustration of the Congress. The base of Congress in Jammu and Kashmir is now ending. That’s why she is giving such statements. At the same time, regarding the ‘Padma Bhushan Award’, he said that this award is given to those who perform better in their field. But Rasool Wani has insulted all the Padma Bhushan award winners through his statement which is not good.