New Delhi: In yet another personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader and former Union minister Vilas Muttemwar questioned the former’s parentage, comparing it with Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s lineage. Also Read - How Does PM Modi Stay Fit During Lockdown? He Says 'Will Share Videos On Social Media Soon'
In a video shared by the BJP on Twitter, Muttemwar, addressing a meeting in poll-bound Rajasthan, can be seen making comparisons about PM Modi’s father and Gandhi’s lineage. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Announces 21 Days of Complete Lockdown, Netizens Trend #CoronavirusLockdown
“Who knew you (Modi) before you became the prime minister? Even today nobody knows your father’s name. Everyone knows Rahul Gandhi’s father’s name, Rajiv Gandhi. Everyone knows Rajiv Gandhi’s mother’s name, Indira Gandhi. Everyone knows Indira Gandhi’s father’s name, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. And everyone knows Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s father’s name, Motilal Nehru. Everyone knows the family since five generations. But this Narendra, just forget about him. He will now write the ‘hisab’,” he said. Also Read - Fake News! No, PM Modi Isn't Going To Declare 'Financial Emergency' in Today's 8 pm Address
Slamming the Congress leader for this, the BJP said in the tweet: “Shameful statement by Congress leader and former Central Minister Vilasrao Muttemwar. He says that the world knows past generations of Rahul Gandhi but no one knows who Modi’s father was!”
This comes days after Congress leader Raj Babbar compared the falling value of Indian rupee with the advanced age of PM Modi’s mother.
Reacting to his remarks, PM Modi lashed out the Congress and the Gandhi family, saying that the opposition party was dragging his mother’s name into the political slugfest as it did not have any real issue and could not fight him.
“After all, their weapons to target Modi have failed… they are now hurling abuses at Modi’s mother, who does not understand even R of ‘rajniti’,” the PM said at Chhattarpur in Madhya Pradesh.
On Friday, senior Congress leader C P Joshi, while a addressing a meeting in poll-bound Rajasthan, said that said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP MP Uma Bharti and Hindu activist Sadhvi Ritambhara are from “lower castes” and know nothing of Hinduism.
He later apologised for his casteist remarks after party chief Rahul Gandhi disapproved of his comments and asked him to express regret.