The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday stated that the Congress’ remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother showed nothing but the party’s “feudalistic mindset.”
Labeling a press conference in Bhopal, BJP vice-president Prabhat Jha said the Congress was so perturbed by the persona of the prime minister that they had to resort to attacking his mother.
“The prime minister addresses 130 crore Indians. How can the Congress attack his mother like that? Not only that, the way they attacked his mother is condemnable. They should not forget the point that Modi Ji’s mother is 96 years old,” he said.
Jha further added, “Is Narendra Modi not the prime minister of the Opposition too? This is nothing but a feudalistic mindset. The BJP never believes in personally attacking either Jawaharlal Nehru or any other Congress leaders. The voters will respond to such dirty attack by voting in favor of us.”
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, speaking on the occasion, stated that the party will take up the matter with the Election Commission. “Winning and losing an election is part and parcel of politics. We can never say to anyone on what is going to happen in the ensuing five Assembly elections. But, then, again, why attack someone’s mother? Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother is a motherly figure to all of us,” he said.
On Thursday, Congress leader Raj Babbar had added a controversy after he compared the devaluation of the Indian rupee to Modi’s 96-year-old mother. “Narendra Modi used to attack the then UPA government by saying the value of rupee neared to the age of then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. What about now? It is inching closer to his mother’s age,” Babbar had stated during a rally in Madhya Pradesh.