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Anil Vij is an unworthy son of the nation: Lalu Prasad Yadav

ANI  |  Patna(Bihar) [India] 

(RJD) chief Yadav on Saturday came down heavily on Anil Vij for saying that Prime Minister Modi is a bigger brand than Mahatma Gandhi, and branded the Minister as an unworthy son of the nation.

"This is very unfortunate. He (Vij) is an unworthy son of the nation for saying this." Lalu said.

The controversial Minister had said earlier that from the time Gandhi's name has been associated with Khadi, the industry has never been able to stand up.

Vij's comment comes in connection with the ongoing controversy over the photo of the Prime Minister replacing that of Gandhi in the 2017 wall calendar and table diary published by the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

The cover photo on the calendar and the diary showed Prime Minister Modi weaving khadi on a large 'charkha' in the same pose as Gandhiji.

However, the was quick in condemning the remarks clarifying that it was not the stand of the party.

Minutes after making the controversial comment, Vij retracted his statement saying, "the comment I made on is my personal opinion. To avoid hurting anyone's sentiments, I take it back," he said.

Vij's remarks about the Father of the Nation had invited angry reactions from all corners.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 16:26 IST