New Delhi: Union minister Sushma Swaraj was on the front foot while fighting for the Prime Minister on Tuesday when she mounted an attack on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mamata Banerjee for likening him to characters from the Mahabharata and speaking of him in a disparaging tone.

In a tweet, the Union minister took on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and said she, who accused Modi of arrogance and had likened him to Kaurava king Duryodhana at an election meeting in Haryana, needs to be reminded of the actions of her brother.

“Priyankaji, You talked of arrogance today. I am reminding you that arrogance had crossed its limits when Rahul Gandhi had insulted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (of his party) and tore the ordinance approved by the President. Who is making sarcastic remarks?”

In another tweet, Sushma Swaraj slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her ‘slap of democracy’ remarks against PM Modi.

The West Bengal chief minister on Tuesday accused the Modi government of being extortionist while claiming that money does not matter to her. Mamata added that she felt like giving the Prime Minister a ‘tight slap of democracy’ when he came to Bengal to address rallies for the ongoing elections.

“Money doesn’t matter to me. That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being Tolabaaz (Toll collector), I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy,” said Mamata while addressing a rally in Purulia.

To this, Union minister Sushma Swaraj said:

Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that she did not consider Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, after a war of words erupted concerning his telephonic conversation over cyclone Fani.


With IANS inputs