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BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Tuesday took a swipe at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for flagging that the Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla had bowed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being elected to the post. MP Dubey said, “Agar unko pair chooke pranam kar lete Om Birlaji toh unki kursi ka maan kamm nahi hota. (Had you, Om Birla, touched PM Modi’s feet, that would not diminish the power of your position). 

LoP Rahul Gandhi in his first speech in the Lok Sabha, after taking charge, flagged that speaker Om Birla bowed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a courtesy greeting, however, stood firmly tall when shaking hands with the Congress MP. Rahul Gandhi had taken a jibe at BJP’s nature of hero worship in bowing to PM Modi during his speech. 

Nishikant Dubey further said, “Modiji hamare party ke bade aadmi hain, party ne ticket diya toh Om Birla iss kursi par baithe hain (Modi is a senior leader of the BJP, and because the party gave Om Birla the ticket, could he get the opportunity to be elected as the Lok Sabha speaker).”

“Aapse jo bhi bade aadmi hai, pad ki, maryada ki chinta nahi karni chahiye. aapko bharatiya sanskriti and sambhyata ke baare mein nahi pata hai (You should not consider your designation in front of a person older than you. Don’t you know about Indian tradition and culture?)”, Nishikant Dubey added.