New Delhi – Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi over his dig at the Make in India programme after Vande Bharat train experienced trouble during its initial run, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the Congress president has insulted India’s intelligence and hardwork by mocking the initiative.

After the semi-high speed train ran into trouble early Saturday, Gandhi tweeted, “Modi ji, I think Make in India needs a serious rethink. Most people feel it has failed. I assure you we in the Congress are thinking very deeply about how it will be done.”

In a quick response, Goyal tweeted, “Such a shame that you choose to attack the hard work and ingenuity of Indian engineers, technicians and labourers. It is this mindset which needs a reset. ‘Make In India’ is a success and a part of crores of Indian lives. Your family had 6 decades to think, wasn’t that enough?”

In a Facebook post Sunday, Goyal further said Gandhi has “insulted” India’s intelligence and the hardworking engineers of railways who have put in backbreaking effort to build the country’s first indigenous semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express.

Posted by Piyush Goyal on Sunday, February 17, 2019

“Somebody who was unable to explain why Engineers Day is celebrated, he insulted the hardworking engineers of railways who have put in backbreaking effort to build India’s first indigenous semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express. Rather than encouraging them, he has taunted them,” he said.

Escalating the attack on Gandhi, Goyal said the modern coach factory in Rae Bareli, which is Lok Sabha constituency of his mother and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, is a live example of how Congress makes empty promises.

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