Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed BJP president Amit Shah for his "disrespectful statement" equating Opposition parties with animals.
"There are only two non-animals in this country. There is Mr Narendra Modi and there is Mr Amit Shah. Everybody else as far as they are concerned are animals. That's fine, that is the way they look at the world. It is a disrespectful statement,” Rahul told reporters during the fifth round of his visit to poll-bound Karnataka.
Earlier on April 6, Amit Shah, while addressing a rally in Mumbai to mark BJP's foundation day, had equated opposition parties to 'snakes' and mongoose' and 'dogs' and 'cats', who are seeking to unite despite their inherent differences to take on the BJP in next year's Lok Sabha polls.
Taking a dig at Shah and Modi, the Congress chief said only two-three people were worth anything in the country and everybody else including “Dalits, tribals, minorities, MR Advani, and even Mr Nitin Gadkari were worthless persons".
"It's not only Dalits, it's tribals, it's minorities. It doesn't stop there. It's Mr Advani, Mr Manohar Joshi, even Mr Gadkari, it's everybody," he said.
Rahul launched a sharp attack against PM Modi and said, “There is a basic loss of control and you can see that...you can see that in Modi's demeanour, you can see it in his expression, you can see it in his speeches."
He said that there was a complete collapse in government due to the financial mismanagement and demonetisation.
"Nirav Modi is an example, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Piyush Goyal.... they are all examples," the Gandhi scion said.