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Such issues should not be stretched: Shah on Himanta’s Saddam comment towards Rahul

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Such things shouldn't be stretched: Shah on Himanta's Saddam remark against Rahul

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday sought to downplay the Saddam Hussein comment made towards Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by a BJP chief, saying such issues shouldn’t be stretched.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had on Tuesday claimed that Rahul Gandhi was trying like the previous Iraqi dictator, drawing a pointy rebuke from the Congress which dubbed the remarks as “obnoxious and totally unacceptable”.

Speaking on the Times Now Summit right here, Shah stated, “Such things should not be stretched. Whenever elections happen, then such things are spoken and people listen to it as well. People enjoy. After believing in this, voting doesn’t change. In elections such types of talks are done.”

During a public rally in Ahmedabad, Sarma had stated, “I just saw that his looks have also changed. I said in a TV interview a few days back that there is nothing wrong with his new look. But if you have to change the looks, at least make it like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel or even Jawaharlal Nehru will do. It is better if it looks like Gandhiji. But why is your face turning into Saddam Hussein?” 

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday sought to downplay the Saddam Hussein comment made towards Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by a BJP chief, saying such issues shouldn’t be stretched.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had on Tuesday claimed that Rahul Gandhi was trying like the previous Iraqi dictator, drawing a pointy rebuke from the Congress which dubbed the remarks as “obnoxious and totally unacceptable”.

Speaking on the Times Now Summit right here, Shah stated, “Such things should not be stretched. Whenever elections happen, then such things are spoken and people listen to it as well. People enjoy. After believing in this, voting doesn’t change. In elections such types of talks are done.”

During a public rally in Ahmedabad, Sarma had stated, “I just saw that his looks have also changed. I said in a TV interview a few days back that there is nothing wrong with his new look. But if you have to change the looks, at least make it like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel or even Jawaharlal Nehru will do. It is better if it looks like Gandhiji. But why is your face turning into Saddam Hussein?”