Congress, NCP hit out at PM Narendra Modi for dubbing Rajiv Gandhi as corrupt
The Congress and NCP in Maharashtra Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against former PM late Rajiv Gandhi and termed it derogatory and shameful.
Speaking at a poll rally in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, PM Modi, attacking Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, accused the latter’s father, former PM Rajiv Gandhi, of being corrupt.”Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrastachari number 1’ (corrupt number 1),” Modi had said.
Hitting back at Modi, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan tweeted Sunday, “I strongly condemn Mr Modi’s derogatory & shameful statement on India’s Martyred PM Rajiv Gandhi Ji. Rajiv Ji was a clean, hard-working & dedicated mass leader, sacrificed his life for India’s integrity. It shows Modi’s desperation as he’s losing the Election.”