Mumbai: Taking a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his loss in recent Lok Sabha Election Minister of State for Social Justice Ramadas Athawale said, “I congratulate you that you got the opportunity to sit there (in the opposition benches)”.
Impressing the newly elected President Om Birla shortly after his election in the Lok Sabha, Athawale, who heads a faction of RPI and known for his funny comment, said that he had been contacted by the Congress party before the elections, But they knew because they knew that “wind” was flowing in favor of Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in the House, was seen enjoying the comments, while Sonia Gandhi was seen talking to Rahul, sitting on his side and sometimes joining laughter in the House.
Incidentally, Athawale’s Republican Party of India (A) does not have any representation in the Lok Sabha as it did not contest the Lok Sabha election recently.
#WATCH:Ramdas Athawale in Lok Sabha says,"Rahul ji aapko wahan baithne ka mauka mila isiliye aapko badhai deta hoon.Jab apki satta thi tab main aapke saath tha.Chunav ke pehle mujhe Congress wale bol rahe the idhar aao.Maine hawa ka rukh dekha ki woh Modi ji ki taraf ja rahi hai" pic.twitter.com/p6ccS4mNKI
— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2019
“When you were in power, I was with you. Before the elections, people in Congress were asking me to come to him, but I saw that the wind was going on in favor of Modi, “said Athawale.