Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on 27 November said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was trying to induce a political culture based on lies and hypocrisy into the nation.
"Rahul Gandhi is trying to induce a political culture based on lies and hypocrisy into the nation. Why does he visit temples only when he is in Gujarat? Has he ever visited a temple in the neighbourhood of his Delhi residence?" he told ANI.
Singh alleged that the dynasty politics was promoted by the Congress.
"The dynasty politics was promoted by the Congress; that is why Gujarat was left deprived of the opportunity of having first the prime minister of India from the state - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Congress has evolved a culture of demolishing its own iconic leaders. The BJP does not subscribe to feudal mindset. Therefore, the BJP has an agenda of aspiration and development," he added.
The union minister stated that because of Prime Minister Modi's successful foreign diplomatic outreach, Pakistan has been successfully isolated in the community of world nations.
"The whole world knows that in the last three years of the Modi Government, Pakistan has been successfully isolated in the community of world nations. It is largely because of Prime Minister Modi's successful foreign diplomatic outreach," he added.
Reacting on National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah, Singh said some politicians, when out of power, began using semi-separatist jargon.
"He does not deserve a response. This has become a part of the political culture in the Kashmir Valley where some of the politicians, when out of power, start using semi-separatist jargon and when in power, they say Kashmir is an integral part of India," he added.
Abdullah sparked another controversy, earlier in the day, after daring the Indian government to raise the flag in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.
Abdullah, earlier this month also, had come under fire for his 'PoK belongs to Pakistan' comment. He had said the PoK belonged to Pakistan and the fact would not change no matter how many wars are fought over the issue.