NEW DELHI: Prime Minister
on Saturday hit back at
Raj Babbar for comparing the value of sliding rupee to his mother’s age +
and said “since the Congress is unable to compete with him, it has” started to abuse his mother. ”
Addressing a rally in
‘s Chhatarpur, PM Modi condemned the remark and slammed the Congress for it.
“Congress is not competent to fight against me so now they are abusing my mother. I have been challenged to Congress and defeating them but today they have stooped so low that they are dragging my mother in the election debate” PM Modi
“If Congress thinks that abusing Modi’s mother will help them save their ‘deposit’ then they should know that the people of Madhya Pradesh will give them a befitting reply,” he added.
Raj Babbar had said on Friday that before becoming prime minister, Modi had the value of the rupee to the age of the then PM Manmohan Singh.
“We want to say now that the value of the rupee has fallen from your respected mother,” said Babbar while addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s
The Prime Minister asked why the Congress was worried
Shivraj Singh Chouhan being called “mama” +
and has forgotten about their own
“Mama Quattrocchi” +
, referring to Ottavio Quattrocchi, the accused in the Bofors’ scandal.
“They are worried Shivraj is called mama … but do not remember their own Quattrocchi mama, whom his (Rahul Gandhi’s) father had the permit to steal the money allocated for the protection of India in the Bofors scam” Modi
In a apparent dig at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Modi said 125 crore people of the country are the “high-command” of his government, which is “not remote-controlled by a madam”.
Attacking Sonia, Modi accused that “coffers of banks were emptied for the rich during the madam’s government”. “However, our government opened doors of the needy youth,” he said.
He said the Congress had voted out of power in the state of Madhya Pradesh 15 years ago because it is indulged in politics of divisiveness.