Union Minister Ashwini Choubey calls Rahul Gandhi ‘Sewer Worm’, sparks controversy

Union minister and senior BJP leader, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a controversial remark on Friday, called Congress president Rahul Gandhi a “schizophrenic” and a “sewer worm”. Ashwini, who is a member of parliament from Bihar’s Buxar, made the remarks while comparing Rahul Gandhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ashwini, while addressing a programme in Bihar’s Sasaram, said “Narendra Modi is like the sky and Rahul Gandhi is like naali ka keeda.”

Attacking Rahul Gandhi for peddling lies, Choubey said, “Rahul Gandhi is calling himself great, intelligent, perfect. He said Modi is a liar on Rafale deal… This can be said by that person who is suffering from Schizophrenia disease. I think he should be admitted to mental hospital,” the union minister said. 

Choubey tagged Congress party as the “mother of corruption” and hit out at the opposition by calling mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance), maha-thag-bandhan(alliance of the corrupt).

He said India needs a progressive prime minister and the whole country will unite to make Narendra Modi the prime minister again. 

This is not Choubey’s first controversial remarks against Rahul Gandhi. In 2015, he had referred to Rahul Gandhi as a parrot who had been speaking against the BJP on the basis of a script written by others after remaining silent during 10 years of UPA rule. He had also called Rahul Gandhi’s mother and then Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as the demonic mythical character “Putna” from Mahabharata.