New Delhi: In a shocking development over the discourse that built around late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi after PM Modi called him ‘Bhrashtachari No. 1’, a youth from Amethi, reportedly wrote a letter in his blood to the Election Commission- condemning Modi’s remarks.
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The youth named Manoj Kashyap allegedly wrote the letter in his blood and called for the poll body to take action against the Prime Minister for sullying the name of Rajiv Gandhi. His letter read that the people of Amethi equate those who disrespect Rajiv Gandhi to those who assassinated him. He enlisted how Rajiv Gandhi lowered the age of voting to 18 years, brought in the computer revolution and the Panchayati Raj system.
He then mentioned how even former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had praised Rajiv Gandhi. Furtheron, he added that PM Modi’s spiteful comments made against Rajiv Gandhi have hurt the sentiments of crores of people across India.
In the end, Kashyap pleaded that his letter should not be considered as a poll gimmick and urged the poll body to direct PM Narendra Modi to not speak ill of Rajiv Gandhi in greed of votes- as it hurts the sentiments of people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week at a rally in UP’s Pratapgarh had said, “Your father was termed ‘Mr. Clean’ by his courtiers but his life ended as Bhrashtachari No. 1,” and this soon after caused an uproar.
Amethi in Uttar Pradesh has been a traditional Congress bastion, with Rajiv Gandhi being the MP from the constituency for 10 years, then Sonia Gandhi representing it from 1999-2004 after his assassination and their son Rahul Gandhi taking over the reins from 2004. Amethi has been in the Nehru-Gandhi family for four generations now.