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Prime Minister Modi’s apparent dig was aimed at Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was the Prime Minister in both the UPA tenures (2004-2014) and throughout his term in office battled criticism of being overrun by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Also Read - Stage 1 Impose Tughlaqi Lockdown...: Rahul Gandhi Slams Govt's COVID-19 Strategy
In the rally on Sunday, PM Modi said, “Chahe remote se sarkar chalani ho ya phir video game khelna ho,actor se zayada yeh log soch nahi pate.Tabhi toh Prime Minister in making ke samajhdar hone ke intezar mein Congress ne 10 saal tak iss desh par ek acting Prime Minister thop diya tha.” (Be it the remote-controlled government or playing video games, these people can’t think much. They appointed an acting Prime Minister for 10 years since their other prime minister-in-making needed time to groom)
Another of PM Modi’s scathing remarks made headlines when he on Saturday called Rajiv Gandhi, a former Prime Minister of India, ‘Bhrastachari number 1’.
While addressing a BJP rally in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, PM Modi accused Rahul of ‘attempting to tarnish his image over the Rafale issue’. He 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 said, in an apparent reference to the Bofors case in the 1980s.