Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has lashed out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments against late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Pilot said Modi’s remark was an “insult” to the people of the country and reflected his “frustration” in the face of imminent defeat in the Lok Sabha election.
He has lowered the dignity of PM’s post and his words reflect BJP’s mindset,” Pilot said.
Addressing an election in Uttar Pradesh , Modi had targeted the former prime minister while attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi and said, “Your father was termed Mr Clean by his courtiers, but his life ended as bhrashtachari no 1.”
In a statement, Pilot, who is also the Rajasthan Congress president, said, “It is very unfortunate that Modi made such an objectionable comment regarding a former prime minister. He has not only insulted Rajiv Gandhi but also the sentiments of the people of the country.”
Congress general secretary and Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pandey said Modi’s remark against Rajiv Gandhi was “highly condemnable”. He said such a comment shows that the ideology Modi supports does not honour ancestors.