New Delhi: After Congress’ CP Joshi and Raj Babbar, grand old party’s Navjot Singh Sidhu became the third person to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The third attack in a row, made by Sidhu, equated Modi wave with Modi ‘zeher’. Navjot Singh Sidhu reportedly said, “Modi wave has turned into Modi zeher.” Also Read - 'Congress on Ventilator, Taking Last Breath,' AAP Scoffs Amid Rajasthan Political Crisis
Just before Sidhu attacked PM Modi, Raj Babbar made personal comments on the Prime Minister. Stoking a fresh controversy, Congress leader Raj Babbar compared 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 - Tough Ties, Loose Ends: Will Sachin Pilot Return to Family? What Future Holds For Rajasthan Government
“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.
Meanwhile, Congress leader CP Joshi, making a casteist remark, said 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.
The comment made by CP Joshi evoked criticism from all corners of the country. Reacting to the comment, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed party leader for his casteist slur at the PM Modi and Uma Bharati. “CP Joshi’s statement is against the principles of Congress party. Neta’s must not make statements that hurt people’s sentiments,” Gandhi tweeted, a day after Joshi claimed that PM Modi and Union Minister Uma Bharti are not qualified to speak on Hinduism. “Keeping in mind the ethos and principles of the Congress, Joshi ji must have realised his mistake. He should regret his statement,” Gandhi further said on Twitter.