New Delhi, December 24: After people bashed prime minister Narendra Modi for walking while the Indian National Anthem was being played in Russia, the Opposition Congress party has slammed him for the gaffe. Modi was slammed by Congress who said that he has forgotten what India’s Anthem sounds like, because of his frequent foreign visits. Secretary of All India Congress Committee, Digvijay Singh and others took potshots at Modi saying that the nation was deeply hurt by Modi’s doing and that the incident was ‘unprecedented’. Also Read - Information Technology Rules, 2021: Govt Announces Guidelines to Regulate Social Media, OTT Platforms | Key Points

Digging up old graves, Singh tweeted on Thursday, “Modi signs on National Flag and violates Flag Code. Now walks away when Indian National Anthem is being played in Russia. Unprecedented !” Former Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari joined Singh in slamming the PM. He said on Twitter, “Spending so much time abroad seems to have made PM forget what the Indian National Anthem sounds like. He walked in Moscow as Anthem played!” Also Read: Narendra Modi disrespects Indian national anthem in Russia! Major protocol gaffe (Watch Video) Also Read - Police Denies Permission To JP Nadda's 'Poriborton Yatra' in Bengal' Barrackpore, BJP Says Will Move Court

Party spokesperson Abhishek Sanghvi chimed in, saying that it was sad that Russians had to remind the OM to stop and stand while India’s national Anthem was being played. “Bhakts got much to say?”, Sanghvi joked. Party spokesperson and former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said at a Congress briefing, “Finally, the nation is shocked and deeply hurt at what we see on television the PM walking away while the national anthem was being played in Moscow. These are matters of grave national sensitivities and we believe particularly that when the Prime Minister abroad represents the whole nation, these sensitivities must always be respected.” Also Read - BJP Calls for 12-Hour Shutdown in Kerala's Alappuzha Today After RSS Worker Killed in Clash with SDPI