Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi reacts in his own style to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extremely provoking comment on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at election campaigns in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh and Basti on Saturday.
“Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No 1′ (corrupt number 1),” Modi said, referring to the Bofors case, a defense deal that allegedly involved bribes.
In response to Modi’s remarks, Rahul on Sunday wrote on Twitter that “battle is over” for the prime minister. “Modiji, your karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you,” he tweeted.
Rahul signed off with a reference to his now popular show of affection for the prime minister in Parliament last year. “All my love and a huge hug,” he wrote.
His sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka also tweeted in response to Modi’s jibe and said the “people of Amethi” will give a befitting response to the insult to Rajiv. “The prime minister, who politicises and insults the martyrdom of brave personnel has, in an unbridled craze, also insulted a humble and pure man’s martyrdom. The people of Amethi, for whom Rajiv Gandhi lost his life, will reply. Yes, Modiji, this country will never forgive betrayal,” she said.