Senior Congress leader Vilasrao Muttemwar
Senior Congress leader Vilasrao Muttemwar

Nobody knows PM Modi's father: Cong leader's personal attack on PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Nov 25, 2018 14:30 IST

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India], Nov 25 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Vilasrao Muttemwar launched a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that while everybody knows Congress president's Rahul Gandhi's ancestors, no one is aware of Prime Minister Modi's father.
Addressing a gathering here, Muttemwar said, "Who knew you (Prime Minister Modi) before you became the Prime Minister? Even today, no one knows your father's name. Everyone knows Rahul Gandhi's father was Rajiv Gandhi and his mother was Indira Gandhi, who was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's daughter and his father was Motilal Nehru. Everyone knows five generations of the Gandhi family, but this Narendra, no one knows his father, let alone his grandfather and he is asking for a record (of our work)."
This comes just three days after Raj Babbar, the Congress party's Uttar Pradesh chief compared the rupee's slide with the age of Prime Minister Modi's mother.
The comments sparked furore by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani slamming Babbar, saying that the party has stooped below its dignity.
Meanwhile, Subramanian Swamy also castigated Babbar, saying his comments are "the worst thing one can do in Hindu religion, maybe it is alright in Italian religion."
Prime Minister Modi also hit back at the Congress for their personal attacks, saying they stooped to new lows and have abandoned the traditions and etiquettes of politics because they cannot debate on real issues like development. (ANI)