Bishnupur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah while addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Bishnupur on Tuesday hit back at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Duryodhana’.
Throwing a challenge at the Congress General Secretary for East UP, Shah said that it is only on the last day of counting, i.e. May 23 that they will find out as to who is ‘Duryodhana and who is ‘Arjuna.’
“Priyanka Vadra just called PM Modi ‘Duryodhana’. Priyanka Ji this is a democracy, nobody becomes ‘Duryodhana’ just because you call them so. We will find out on May 23 who is Duryodhana and who is ‘Arjuna,” said Shah lambasting Priyanka for her remark against the Prime Minister.
Earlier in the day, Priyanka had used Mahabharata analogy to hit back at PM Modi over his ‘Bhrashtachari No 1’ jibe at her father Rajiv Gandhi and likened him to Duryodhan (the evil prince from Mahabharata), Priyanka, while addressing a rally in Haryana’s Ambala had said, “He (Narendra Modi) is as arrogant as Duryodhan, who got defeated because of his ego.”
“Desh ne ahankaar ko kabhi maaf nahi kiya,aisa ahankaar Duryodhan mein bhi tha,jab Bhagwan Krishna unhe samjhane gaye to unko bhi Duryodhan ne bandhak banane ki koshish ki. Dinkar ji ki panktiyan hain,’Jab naash manuj par chaata hai,pehle vivek mar jata hai..,” the Congress General Secretary had said.
The ongoing fracas began with PM Modi launching a scathing attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that the life of his father, late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, ended as ‘Bhrastachari number 1’.
Last week, while addressing a BJP rally in Pratapgarh district of UP, PM Modi had accused Rahul of ‘attempting to tarnish his image over the Rafale issue’. He had claimed that the Congress president himself had admitted in an interview that his only aim is to tarnish the image of Modi.
“Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No 1’ (corrupt number 1),” Modi had said, in an apparent reference to the Bofors case in the 1980s.