Rahul Gandhi has no understanding of India, says Kumar Vishwas

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas, who is preparing to contest against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in the Lok Sabha election, on Thursday said the Congress vice president "does not have an understanding of the country".

Vishwas accused the Congress of propagating "dynastic rule" during a discussion at the "Panchayat Aaj Tak" here, with his comments drawing retorts from actor Nagma who represented the Congress.

Kumar Vishwas
Kumar Vishwas. File pic

Singer Manoj Tiwari from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and comedian Raju Srivastava of the Samajwadi Party were also part of the interaction.

Vishwas said he knew he was rewriting history by contesting from Amethi.

"He (Rahul Gandhi) does not have an understanding of the country. He is the future of a big party. Hence, I am making an effort," he said.

The poet-turned-activist accused Gandhi of not being able to bring benefits of central government schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to the people of Amethi.

"Amethi lags behind in MNREGS and has high women mortality rate and malnutrition," he said.

Vishwas said that around 12 pregnant women died or suffered miscarriage because of the potholed road between Amethi and Rae Bareli, the constituency represented by Rahul Gandhi's mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"When you could get ordinance repealed (on convicted politicians), you should have done it for them who have sent you (to parliament)," he said.

Nagma countered Vishwas's remarks about Rahul Gandhi, saying the AAP leader wanted to raise his stature by contesting against the Congress vice president.

She also criticised Vishwas over some remarks related to women, which were denied by the AAP leader.

  • Shyam Bansal14-Feb-2014

    What is Vishwas trying to prove here? He himslef doesn't know anything, he is a failure.

  • Lalitha Mukherji14-Feb-2014

    I guess Vishwas has lost here. He doesn't know politics at all. He must stop the nonsense.

  • Pakhi Chakraborty14-Feb-2014

    Rahul Gandhi is way ahead of Kumar Vishwas, Rahul Gandhi has good knowledge about Indian politics and democracy

  • Vikram Dadich14-Feb-2014

    Kumar Vishwas has proved it yet again, that he is too immature in front of Rahul Gandhi, he always resorts to such cheap things for publicity.

  • Shyam Bansal14-Feb-2014

    I think Vishwas is a complete mess. He doesn't know what is good and what is bad.Rahul is a leader with skills and aptitude.

  • Lalitha Mukherji14-Feb-2014

    We know that Amethi has developed a lot in the past few years.Good roads were built. Rahul uplifted Amethi with his efforts.

  • Vikram Dadich14-Feb-2014

    I would say it is Kumar Vishwas who has no understanding of India and its problems. he is a amateur politician, on the other side, we have Rahul Gandhi who is considered as an youth icon of the Country

  • Sisir Chaubey14-Feb-2014

    Kumar Vishwas is ignorant of India's situation. He has got no skills. Why he always resort to such cheap publicity?!

  • Amar Singh14-Feb-2014

    Kumar Vishwas we all think to make such kind of statements does not suit a men of your caliber. You are still in the egg shell to compare yourself with a giant. Mr Rahul Gandhi . Stop passing such cheap comments for cheap publicity

  • Udit Mishra14-Feb-2014

    This is very clear from here that Kumar is a liability to AAP, he cannot deliver. He is nothing in front of Rahul Gandhi

  • Udit Mishra14-Feb-2014

    Vishwas sounds very irritating. He has no talent at all.People know Vishwas has become a joke now. Whatever he speaks, sounds like a joke. Nobody believes him.

  • Sisir Chaubey14-Feb-2014

    Kumar Vishwas is acting like a desperate attention seeker. He thinks that he will win by doing all these things, but he is completely wrong, all this won't help him in any way

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