New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 24: Prime Minister has attacked Congress for comparing the sliding rupee with his mother. Hitting out at Congress leader Raj Babbar's remarks, he said, "When one doesn't have issues to talk about, he resorts to abusing somebody else's mother." PM Modi was addressing a huge rally in Chatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. PM is in the state as part of an election campaign in the state which goes to polls on 28th November. This is the last leg of the election campaign in the state.The Congress leader had kicked up a row in Indore on Thursday when he compared the falling value of rupee against US dollar with the age of the prime minister's mother.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress today, days after its leader Raj Babbar compared the rupee's slide with the age of his mother, saying those who did not have issues to talk about, resort to abusing someone else's mother. Addressing a rally Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur, Modi, in an apparent dig at United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, said 125 crore people of the country were the "high-command" of his government, which was "not remote-controlled by a madam".
Elders present here, will you let your children go through problmes you faced during Congress' rule? If you don't want to live like that again, everyone will have to decide for sake of your children's future,you won't bring back Congress&make the mistake you&your parents made: Attacking Gandhi, Modi alleged that "coffers of banks were emptied for the rich during the madam's government". "However, our government opened doors of banks for the needy youth," Modi said. The prime minister asked why the Congress was worried about Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan being called "mama".
" They are worried Shivraj is called mama...Why, don't you remember (Ottavio) Quattrocchi mama and Warren Anderson (then chairman of the Union Carbide) mama," he said, referring to the Bofors scandal and the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy. He said the Congress was voted out of power in Madhya Pradesh 15 years ago because it indulged in the politics of divisiveness.