There is no doubt that Congress and Bhartiya Janta Party BJP) has always been on each other throat. One wrong move and they are ready to slash each other off. It surprised all of us when Rahul Gandhi, who was on the sixth row during the Republic Day parade that was subject to a protest from Congress leaders, got the first-row seat for the Independence Day celebration. The event was organized at historic Red Fort like every year and Gandhi watched Prime Minister Narendra Modi give his speech from the ramparts of the monument from his seat that was enclosed for the dignitaries. On top of that, Gandhi got the seat right next to Amit Shah and his wife.
The leader of the opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad who accompanied him for the event got a second-row seat while Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi was in the third row.
The government on Republic Day decided to move 48-year-old Rahul Gandhi from the fourth row to the sixth row at the parade in the start of this year was seen as an attempt to slight the party mint-fresh chief and humiliate him in front of everyone.
The predecessor and Gandhi’s mother, Sonia Gandhi had always been at the first row was sat by the BJP-led national coalition too. However, after the event, Gandhi told the media that he is least bother about the fact where he sits or not but it has certainly affected the member of Congress claiming it to be ‘deliberately humiliate him’ action.
On top of that, Congress had also alleged that the BJP-government that no visiting foreign dignitaries met with the opposition leader that has been a convention for a long period of time.
However, it is still not clear whether there was an interaction between Gandhi and two BJP leader on his either side that is Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah. But they didn’t leave a chance to target each other in front of media.
Congress criticized the PM sharply on the fifth Independence Day for his address to the nation. They even dared PM to accept a debate challenge with Gandhi on mob killings, corruption and Chinese incursion.
Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "We wish that at least in his last speech, he would have spoken the truth,"
After the even Gandhi and Shah hoisted the flag at their respective part office in the capital.