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Cong used most abusive language against Modi: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hitting back at the after its senior leaders wrote to the against Narendra Modi's "threatening" language, the BJP asked the party to check its record of using the "most abusive language" against Modi and claimed that it was looking for an excuse for its impending defeat in the assembly election.

reeled out a number of "abusive" terms such as 'maut ka saudagar' (merchant of death) and 'neech' (lowly), various leaders had used to attack Modi earlier.

"leaders led by Manmohan Singh, who have complained misleadingly about language of should check their own record of repeated denigration of a popular leader like Modi with most abusive language," he told

It was former Congress who had called Modi a 'maut ka saudagar' while another dubbed him lowly and advised him to open a tea shop, Prasad said.

The also referred to the coinage of 'Gabbar Singh Tax' by Congress in this regard. Gandhi had used the term to take a dig at the over the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The Congress has been targeting Modi because of its reluctance to accept that a man born in poverty had become prime minister, a post which only one family can lay claim to, Prasad said, in a swipe at the Gandhi family.

Despite repeated rejection from the people of India, the Congress is not willing to learn any lesson, he said.

At a press conference, BJP spokespersons and also attacked the Congress over its leaders' letter to President against Modi.

Hussain said the party had started looking for an excuse for its certain defeat in the polls, whose results will be announced tomorrow.

Trivedi said it was the Congress which has defined "the lowest level of personal attacks".

Former and other senior Congress leaders have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, asking him to caution against using "unwarranted, threatening and intimidating" language to attack them.

Citing the poll campaign, they said the "threat" given out by Modi to leaders of the party needs to be condemned as it does not behove the prime minister of a "constitutionally governed democratic country of 1.3 billion people".

The Congress leaders referred to Modi's speech on May 6 at Hubli in Karnataka in which he is quoted as saying, "Congress ke neta kaan kholkar sun lijiye, agar seemaon ko paar karoge, to yeh Modi hai, lene ke dene pad jayenge (Congress leaders should clearly hear out, if you cross limits, then this is Modi and you will have to pay a price)".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 21:15 IST
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