"The BJP will make such comments and this clearly indicates that they are in fear. The BJP is worried as he (Rahul Gandhi) is getting a good response," Congress general secretary Rajiv Shukla said.
Also read: UP Polls: What is taking the Congress so long to launch Priyanka Gandhi in the state?Shukla also downplayed the cots controversy while taking potshots at the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
"As far as the people taking cots are concerned, there is nothing new in this as during the elections the people even take away posters. This shows that the people could not even afford cots for themselves in the last 27 years and the Congress has to provide the same," he added.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the people of Uttar Pradesh have taken the cots more seriously than Rahul Gandhi.
Meanwhile, the Congress leader also informed about Gandhi's upcoming programmes in the politically crucial state.
"Today Rahul ji has a roadshow at Gorakhpur and there is a probability that the entire city may assemble for his programme. Then he will proceed towards the village and have lunch there. In addition, there is also a "Khaat Sabha"," said Shukla.
The Congress vice-president's Khaat Sabha in Uttar Pradesh took a dramatic turn on 6 September as the farmers and locals walked away with the cots soon after his interaction was over.