Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was hospitalized in AIIMS on Monday as he was ailing with a kidney infection and several political figures visited the renowned BJP leader.
Among them was Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who grabbed the opportunity to state that he was the first person to visit the sick politician and the Congress had a culture of respecting even the rivals.
The BJP lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for trying to politicize a situation like this. “This is the lowest form of politics anyone can use. He doesn’t even know the kind of politics he is doing,” said BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni.
But it is indeed surprising to see the President of the country’s oldest party taking advantage of a sensitive situation to promote his party and himself.