Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav on Monday launched an unusually strong personal attack on Rahul Gandhi, even saying that the young Congress leader should be thrown away in the Ganges.
Slamming Rahul at an election meeting in Fatua, Yadav, who is also National Democratic Alliance convenor, said: "What do you know. Somebody wrote on the paper and gave it to you and you read it out
You should have been picked up and thrown away in the Ganges. But the people are sick
this country is unfortunate."
"He does it like this," Yadav said, imitating Rahul's style of pulling up his sleeves while making public speeches.
Rahul, meanwhile, was training his guns on Bihar chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Ramnagar constituency.
Addressing the gathering, Rahul said: "Bihar is not shining. It is a slogan like India shining of NDA in 2004."
It is wrong to say Bihar shining or India shining while millions were living below the poverty line, he said.
The young Congress leader said that people from Bihar are running the entire country -- be it New Delhi, Punjab or Maharashtra. But they were being let down by a government in their own state.
"Nitish Kumar is telling people that he stopped Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from campaigning in the Bihar polls but he has adopted the ideology that is in practice in Gujarat," Rahul charged.
Additional Inputs: PTI