The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for making an emotional pitch to garner votes and claimed he had been compelled to do so as he had nothing to drive home about UPA government’s performance.

“It is very unfortunate that Rahul has spoken about the assassination of his grandmother and illness of his mother during electioneering and made an emotional appeal to the people to vote for Congress,” senior BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad told reporters here.

“It’s very mean on the part of the Congress vice-president to harp on the sacrifices made by his family about which the country already knows,” he said, adding the emotional appeal made by Rahul at the same time “explains the fact that he has nothing positive to talk about the performance of UPA government for nearly two terms”.

“It (Rahul’s speech in Churu, Rajasthan) also explains that your government has nothing to offer as far as the problems of modern India is concerned,” the senior BJP leader said.

Claiming that the Congress vice president’s attempt to woo the electorate on emotional and personal issues will have no bearing on the outcome of the assembly and parliamentary polls, he said “today’s youth is not moved by these emotional things but they are more concerned about their future.”

Mr. Prasad hit out at UPA government for its alleged non-performance during its rule nearing a decade and charged India has suffered and become an insecure place during the tenure of the present dispensation at the Centre.

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