Taking strong exception to Rahul Gandhi’s comparison of Narendra Modi with Adolf Hitler, BJP on Wednesday accused Congress of having come down to use of “abusive” language in view of its “inevitable defeat” in polls and said such language did not bode well for the country’s polity.
The opposition party also reminded Congress of bringing Hitler’s ideology to India first by imposing Emergency and said the people of the country who have not forgotten it will give a “befitting” reply to it in the polls.
BJP said it will continue to reply to Congress’ use of such language by not crossing its limits and accused Gandhi of being “rattled” due to the “impending” defeat.
“Rahul Gandhi has attacked the Sangh and BJP’s leader, whom he fears, by addressing him as ‘Hitler’. It is unfortunate…BJP does not accept the use of such language for its leader. BJP considers this a statement given by Gandhi after being rattled by the impending defeat in polls.
“Congress always has a slip of tongue ahead of every election. In the past, Congress leaders had used phrases like ‘Maut ke saudagar’ (merchant of death) and the people of Gujarat have given a befitting reply to it in the assembly elections. This time too, the people of the country will give a befitting reply to it,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
He accused the Congress of using such language and phrases ahead of every election and said the ruling party and its leaders are losing patience due to their poll debacle ahead.
Hussain said Gandhi has forgotten that while he is giving sermons to his party’s spokespersons, he himself is not adopting restraint and, instead of listing the achievements of his government in the last ten years, is resorting to use of such language.
Sources said Ashish Khetan will be the vice-chairman of the commission.