New Delhi: Hitting out at former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s 'north-south' remark, Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that insulting Indians is a favourite pastime of the opposition leader."Insulting Indians is a favourite pastime of @RahulGandhi. Indians are not superficial you are Mr. Rahul Gandhi,” he tweeted.The Congress leader, who represented Amethi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh for 15 years, on Tuesday sought to describe his stint as a Lok Sabha member from Wayanad in Kerala as 'refreshing'.“For the first 15 years, I was an MP in north. I had got used to a different type of politics. For me, coming to Kerala was very refreshing as suddenly I found that people are interested in issues and not just superficially but going into detail in issues,” Gandhi said in Trivandrum.Insulting Indians is a favourite pastime of @RahulGandhi. Indians are not superficial you are Mr. Rahul Gandhi. https://t.co/5ZIH326YVdThe Congress leader remarks drew sharp reactions from the BJP which accused him of creating a “north-south divide”.Criticising his remarks, BJP chief JP Nadda said that the Congress leader has a habit of dividing people.“A few days back he was in the Northeast, spewing venom against the western part of India. Today in the South he is spewing venom against the North. Divide and rule politics won’t work, @RahulGandhi Ji! People have rejected this politics. See what happened in Gujarat today!,” Nadda had said in a tweet.Union minister Smriti Irani, who handed Gandhi defeat from his family bastion Amethi in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, called him ungrateful."Ungrateful. The world says about him, who blabbers more than knowledge," she said on Twitter.Union minister Anurag Thakur also slammed Gandhi for his comment and said his "complacency and lack of commitment" to Amethi is the reason he was "chased out". "Please stop being so confused. The North remembers. India is one," he added.