Mumbai, Nov 14: Days after Barack Obama's comments on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in the former's new book "A Promised Land" stirred controversary, senior Shiv Sena leader slammed the former US President and questioned his knowledge on India to make such comments. Stating that politicians in India won't say 'Trump is mad', the Rajya Sabha MP said that the political discourse that followed Obama's statements was "distasteful".Speaking to media, Sanjay Raut said, "A foreign politician can't give such opinions on Indian political leaders; subsequent domestic political discourse on it is distasteful. We won't say 'Trump is mad'. How much does Obama know about this nation?"
A foreign politician can't give such opinions on Indian political leaders; subsequent domestic political discourse on it is distasteful. We won't say 'Trump is mad'. How much does Obama know about this nation?: S Raut, Shiv Sena, on remarks on Rahul Gandhi in Barak Obama's memoir pic.twitter.com/ZaCJL4RNnF— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2020
Barak Obama had commented on Rahul Gandhi in his memoir and said, "He has a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who'd done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject."Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala slammed the media for running "sponsored agenda" against Gandhi and refused to "acknowledge such comments". Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also find mention in Obama’s memoir among other leaders. While Sonia Gandhi has been mentioned in the context of nobody talking about the “beauty of women leaders”, Manmohan Singh features as someone who “ comes across as having a kind of impassive integrity.”