BJP president Rajnath Singh today said Nobody can ignore the truth about Modi bhai being India’s most popular leader at this moment,there is no doubt about it.
While reacting to a Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi’s comment, comparing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Yamraj, Rajnath Singh said the comment would have similar repercussions like Sonia Gandhi’s ‘maut ka saudagar’ barb taken during 2007 Gujarat Assembly election.
He took potshot at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who recently remarked at a CII event that no person riding on a horse will come to power and solve problems of India.
“The leader from the BJP, who will come to power in the next elections, will not come riding a horse. He will be a grassroot leader, who has worked for the last 30 to 35 years.
“Unlike people, who have been hardly 5 to 10 years in politics, who studied in England, USA or Italy, and are being projected for the post of Prime Minister,” the BJP chief said.
The Congress Party came out with an all out attack on Friday against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after he gave a strong indication about his desire to serve as the Prime Minister of the country. After Congress general secretary Manish Tiwari, Rashid Alvi launched a sharp onslaught on the leader, calling him ‘Yamraj’ for his alleged role in Godhra 2002 riots.
“Had he intended to indicate Narendra Modi, he would not have referred to somebody riding a horse but somebody riding a buffalo (yama’s vehicle). Rahulji has talked about somebody coming on a horse, he must be referring to a messiah,” AICC spokesman Rashid Alvi told reporters.
With inputs from PTI