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PM Modi turning emotional is "cheapness of worst limit": Cong

Updated: Nov 14, 2016 12:50 IST
New Delhi [India], Nov. 14 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assertion that he left his home and family for the nation, the Congress Party on Monday said there is nothing great in it in terms of politics, adding this is cheapness of the worst limit.

"If you believe that politics is a service to the nation, thousands of people have done it.what is so great about it? This is kind of extremely cheap. If you have to do it, you shouldn't announce it. That means you have actually not sacrificed anything, you have done it as a tool to project yourself. I think it is a cheapness of the worst limit," Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.

Escalating his attack on the Prime Minister, Dikshit asked, "What has he done for the country except for being the Chief Minister and the Prime Minister, which is a political job, which you aspire for."

"What is it that he has done extraordinary that others have not done. What social service was he doing before that when he left his family and his wife? He was only a pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh(RSS) or a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP). Was he doing some social service.was he standing on the border?" he added.

During an emotional address to the people in Goa, Prime Minister Modi yesterday said he left his family and home to serve the nation, adding he understands the pain of the people who have been waiting in long queues to exchange their currencies.

"I was not born for sitting on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home...I left it for the nation," Prime Minister Modi said.

"Yes, I also feel the pain. These steps taken are not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand the problems of the people," he added.

Prime Minister Modi earlier on November 8 announced demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes in a major assault on black money and corruption. (ANI)