Congress party is apparently furious over the remark made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The party has reportedly written to the Election Commission of India demanding action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for violating Model Code of Conduct over his “Bhrashtachari number 1” statement .
Congress president Rahul Gandhi to tweeted about the remark
The battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you.
All my love and a huge hug.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 5, 2019
, Modi while addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh had said, the life of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s father Rajiv Gandhi ended as ‘Bhrashtachari number 1.’
“Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No 1,’ Modi had said.
“The statement by prime minister is not only the violation of Model Code of Conduct but also an insult of Bharat Ratna awardee martyr. Hence, we appeal the EC to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by barring him from speaking at public rallies,” Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee said in a letter dated May 5.
Modi was apparently referring to Bofors scam, in which Rajiv Gandhi was accused of receiving kickbacks from Swedish defence manufacturer, Bofors, for the sale of artillery guns to India.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991.
Senior leader P Chidambaram in a tweet slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Mr Modi has crossed all limits of propriety and decency by defaming a man (Rajiv Gandhi) who died in 1991.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 5, 2019