Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been attacked repeatedly and his family has been criticised by rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP ahead of the national election has said that he would rather die than insult the Prime Minister’s parents.
“Modi ji talks with hatred. He insults my father, grandmother, great grandfather. But I will never in my life speak about his family, his mother and father. I will die, but will never insult his mother and father,” Gandhi said.
“This is because I am not an RSS or BJP man, but belong to the Congress. I will return him, love, if hatred is thrown at me...We will defeat Modi ji with love, hugging you,” he added.
Earlier, PM Modi has criticised Rahul Gandhi and said his father, late former PM Rajiv Gandhi will be known as India’s “Bharashtachari (corrupt) no.1”. Reversing the attack, Priyanka Gandhi compared PM Modi with the mythological character, Duryodhan.
PM Modi’s remark against late Rajiv Gandhi irked controversy. However, he went ahead and attack the Gandhis again and accused them of using INS Virat for a vacation.
PM Modi also alleged Congress for ‘dynasty politics’ and said the grand old party seeks votes in the names of its ancestors. "They seek votes in the names of their ancestors, and when questioned about those ancestors, they say 'what happened, happened',” PM Modi said in reference to Congress's Sam Pitroda on the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.