Congress dissenter Shehzad Poonawalla compares the party’s internal election with a Mughal “coronation”. PM Narendra Modi grabs the chance, calls it “Aurangzebi Raj”. “Aurangzeb destroyed many temples...Allauddin Khilji did the same—and now Rahul Gandhi is going in the same direction,” BJP’s G.V.L. Narasimha Rao chimes.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar responds saying Mughal successions were often sealed by the sword. Modi turns Aiyar’s remarks: “Mani Shankar Aiyar, who never shies from showing loyalty to one family, proudly said, ‘Jahangir ki jagah jab Shahjahan aaye, tab koi chunav hua tha—when Shahjahan became emperor after Jahangir was there an election?’”
Then Congress communications head Randeep Surjewala tweets: “Modiji, do tell...about the victims of yours and Amit Shah’s ‘internal democracy’ in BJP namely LK Advani, Keshubhai Patel,...