Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has expelled its National Spokesperson Shankar Charan Tripathi from the party on Monday for criticising Rahul Gandhi on his hug to PM Modi at the No Confidence Motion debate on Friday.
Shankar Charan Singh had said,“He (Rahul Gandhi) has been a parliamentarian for the past 15 years. It was not expected from a leader like him to wink on the floor of the House. So many cameras are installed in the house. Ward and watch people are also there. In such a situation he winked.”
While speaking to The Telegraph, he compared Rahul Gandhi’s gesture to actor Priya Prakash Varrier.
“His act was akin to that of Priya Prakash Varrier, whose act of winking in a clip of the movie Oru Adaar Love propped her to stardom,” he said.
He also said that Gandhi’s act was childish and unexpected from a person who considers himself a prime ministerial candidate in 2019.
RJP, who is a Congress ally in Bihar issued a letter stating “Shankar Charan Tripathi has been relieved of all his responsibilities in the party, besides cancelling the party membership.”
The official Twitter handle of RJP also said, ” RJD National spokesperson Shankar Charan Tripathi who spoke against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his personal capacity on No Confidence Motion day has been expelled from party.”
RJD National spokesperson Shankar Charan Tripathi who spoke against Congress president @RahulGandhi in his personal capacity on No Confidence Motion day has been expelled from party.
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) July 23, 2018