The fight between the ruling BJP and principal opposition Congress is set to intensify further over Prime Minister Modi’s remarks on his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh. Taking a swipe at Modi, Rahul Gandhi has now said the Prime Minister was more interested in “peeping into bathrooms of people”.
“He (Modi) can do this (peeping into bathrooms) in his free time,” Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi said.
The genesis of current tit-for-tat war of words lay in Modi’s reply to the motion of thanks in Rajya Sabha earlier this week, when hitting back at Manmohan’s criticism of demonetisation, he said “only he knows art of bathing in raincoat”.
Modi had further elaborated that despite so many incidents of alleged corruption during the Congress-led UPA government, no taint had stuck to him Manmohan Singh.
Those remarks had provoked an angry reaction from the Congress party, which has now announced a “boycott” of Prime Minister in the Parliament during the remainder of Budget session, which is set to begin next month.
Addressing a presser in Lucknow today along with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, as UP votes for the first phase of assembly polls, the Congress deputy leader also said that the Modi and BJP will get a “jolt” once the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are out.
“Modi likes to read janampatri (horoscope), search Google and peep into the bathrooms of people…but he is a failure as a Prime Minister,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Responding to Modi’s remarks that the BJP had a detailed dossier on the Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi further said, “You are the Prime Minister for over past two years… You can take out the janmapatri of Congress and go ahead with it”.
Addressing an election rally in Haridwar on Friday where the Prime Minister had said “Mein Congress ke logon se kehta hoon: jabaan sambhaal kar rakho, warna mere paas aapki poori janampatri padi hui hai (hold your tongue, I have your entire horoscope)”.
During their joint presser, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav also released the 10-point Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of their alliance.