New Delhi: Congress leader Raj Babbar stoked a fresh controversy by comparing the devalued rate of the Indian rupee to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nonagenarian mother. “The Indian rupee has fallen so much against the dollar that it is nearing the age of  your beloved mother’s age,” Babbar said, while addressing a public gathering in poll bound Madhya Pradesh. Also Read - CBSE X, XII Result 2020: 'Never Lose Hope,' PM Narendra Modi Extends Confidence to Class 10, 12 Students

“He (PM Modi) used to say that the Indian rupee has fallen so much against the dollar that it was nearing the age of the then prime minister (Manmohan Singh). Today, the rupee’s valuation has dropped so low, that it is inching closer to your beloved mother’s age.  (Jab vo (PM Modi) kehte the ki dollar ke samne rupaya itna gir gaya ki uss waqt ke PM ki umar batha karke kehte te ki unki umar ke kareeb ja raha hai.Aj ka rupaya,apki pujniye mataji ki umar ke kareeb niche girna shuru hogaya hai),” the Congress leader stated. Also Read - India, EU Partnership Significant For Peace, Stability of The World, Says PM Modi

Meanwhile, Babbar also claimed that his party was never opposed to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. “BJP has never had any great passion for Lord Ram. Whenever there is election, the BJP starts seeking votes in Ram’s name. People have begun to realise that BJP is deceiving voters on the issue of Ram temple. It promises to build the temple but will not tell the date,”Babbar said.

Notably, Babbar’s derogatory remarks comes hours after Congress leader CP Joshi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Uma Bharti are not qualified to speak on Hinduism.

“Uma Bharti, who belongs to the Lodi samaj, is talking about Hindu religion. Narendra Modi too belongs to some other religion and talks about Hinduism,” Joshi reportedly said, while addressing a gathering at Sema village in Rajsamand district of poll-bound Rajasthan.