BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi Saturday hit back at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, accusing them of humiliating senior Congress leaders, including PM Manmohan Singh, former PM P V Narasimha Rao and former party chief Sitaram Kesari.
Modi used these examples to counter Rahul’s allegation that he practised politics of anger.
Addressing a rally in support of BJP candidate and former chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Modi said it was Rahul who has inherited this politics of anger from his family.
He said P V Narasimha Rao’s body was not allowed to enter the Congress headquarters in New Delhi. “Do gaz zameen unhe nahin diya (They didn’t give two yards for his memorial in New Delhi),” Modi said.
Referring to Rahul’s reaction on the controversial ordinance which had aimed to negate the Supreme Court’s verdict on convicted lawmakers, Modi said he had no right to insult him. “Apne Pradhan Mantri ki pagdi uchchali (you have lowered the dignity of the PM),” he said.
Targeting Sonia, he said she wanted to capture the Congress party and thus had got senior Congress leader Sitaram Kesari thrown out from the party headquarters. He also cited an example in which former PM Rajiv Gandhi had allegedly misbehaved with the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh at airport in the past.
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