Sheila Dixit takes u-turn on immature Rahul remark

The former Delhi Chief Minister in a newspaper interview on Thursday said Gandhi was "still not mature, his age does not allow him to be mature".

Published: 25th February 2017 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2017 11:30 AM   |  A+A-

Former Delhi CM and Congress leader Sheila Dixit. | Express File Photo


NEW DELHI: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit taking a U-turn on her earlier remark on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".

Party veteran Dixit in a newspaper interview on Thursday said Gandhi was "still not mature, his age does not allow him to be mature". 

Her comments were quickly lapped on by Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, who ridiculed Gandhi saying "immature Rahul should be kept at home" instead of being sent to Uttar Pradesh.

With "Don't twist my words" hashtag, Dixit on Friday took to twitter to clarify her comment. 

"Rahul has the sensitivity and concern of a mature leader. His words are those of a young, courageous and restless man," Dixit said. 

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