NEW DELHI: A war of words broke out between BJP and Congress after Rahul Gandhi tweeted suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was off the mark over his comment about possible use of wind turbines to draw moisture out of the atmosphere with ministers saying it was the Congress leader who was uninformed.
Rahul on Friday put out a sarcastic tweet about Modi's comments on wind turbines expressed a few days ago during an interaction with Henrik Andersen, head of Danish wind turbine maker Vestas. "The real danger to India isn't that our PM doesn't understand. It's the fact that nobody around him has the guts to tell him," Rahul had tweeted and shared a video of the PM's remarks.
The real danger to India isn’t that our PM doesn’t understand.It’s the fact that nobody around him has the guts t… https://t.co/7ome4NwPy1— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1602218344000
Textiles minister Smriti Irani said, "Ignorance is bliss, but rarely in Indian politics has an individual made a conscious effort to sustain his ignorance." She added that it seemed the "real danger to the Congress flourishes unabashedly and no one seems to have the guts to tell the Yuvraj otherwise".
In the video, the PM said if wind turbines could collect moisture from air, besides producing power, it could help tackle drinking water shortage.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal also took on Rahul and said, "Nobody around Rahul Gandhi has the guts to tell him that he doesn't understand. He mocks PM Modi's ideas when the CEO of the world's leading company endorses them." He shared a CNN report as per which a company said it has successfully modified the traditional wind turbine design to create the WMS1000.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted: "Rahulji, tomorrow morning please get up at night and read the two scientific papers that I have attached herewith. Though I'm sure you won't understand the complexity of the subject."