Mumbai: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit back at the Congress for comments on his parents, former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar upped the attack by saying the PM was a “nalayak” (incompetent) son who could not take care of his mother. (Also read: Kanhaiya Kumar to Fight LS Elections From Begusarai) Also Read - TMC Complains To Election Commission Over PM's Photo On Vaccine Documents, Calls It Violation of Poll Code
While speaking at ‘Save Constitution March’ in Mumbai on Sunday, Kumar said he was attacking the Prime Minister and not his mother. He said, “The Prime Minister says that people make disrespectful remarks against his mother. I am not saying anything about his mother, but I am calling him ‘nalayak’ for failing to take care of his mother.” Also Read - From PM Modi to Amit Shah: Top Leaders Who Received Jabs On Day 1 of Stage II COVID Vaccine Drive
This isn’t the first time that Kumar has called the PM ‘nalayak’. At an event in Delhi recently, he had said that only a ‘nalayak’ son can make his 90-year-old mother stand in a bank queue. Also Read - Who is Sister P Niveda, The Nurse Who Administered First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine to PM Modi?
On Sunday, meanwhile, Kumar also called the PM Modi a “good actor”. “He would have received the best actor award had he been in Bollywood,” said the former JNUSU president, who is expected to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai in Bihar.
The same day, PM Modi had attacked his opponents for allegedly targeting his parents. “What has happened to the Congress party? The ‘naamdar’ is tacitly supporting it and therefore, its leaders are dragging the name of my father, who passed away 30 years ago. No Congressman would make such a statement against me or my family without the consent of the party president. It is the ‘naamdar’ who is making his leaders speak against me,” he said.
He added, “My mother sits in her house, performing religious rites, confining herself to a room, and has never visited Madhya Pradesh. She does not even know the ‘R’ of ‘rajneeti’ (politics)…Yesterday, they took the name of my mother and now my father. The Congress chief is behind this.”