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Modi terms Rahul Gandhi's elevation as 'Aurangzebi raj'

Press Trust of India  |  Dharampur (Guj) 

Prime Minister Modi today slammed Rahul Gandhi's expected elevation as President, dubbing it as "Aurangzebi raj".

Without referring to the National Herald case, in which had got bail, Modi, addressing a campaign rally in Valsad district of Gujarat, said, "has gone bankrupt, as it is going to make a person who is out on bail in corruption case its president."

Taking potshots at the opposition party, the prime minister said, "Mani Shanker Aiyar who was a minister in said 'did elections happen during Mughal rule? After Jahangir, Shahjahan came, was any held? After Shahjahan it was understood that Aurangzeb would be the leader.'

"Does the Congress accept that it is a family party? We don't want this Aurangzeb rule," Modi said.

today filed his nomination papers for the party's chief post.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 13:55 IST