The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed the Congress party after its spokesperson Pawan Khera said that ‘MODI stands for Masood Azhar, Osama bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim and ISI’. The party said that India doesn’t need enemies like Pakistan when it has Congress.
“Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera says that MODI stands for Masood, Osama, Dawood and ISI. Do we need enemies like Pakistan when we have Congress?” the party said in a tweet.
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Piyush Goyal said that the Congress leader’s remark is highly deplorable, adding that people will give a reply in elections.
“A leader like Narendra Modi who is spearheading fight for national security by raising our own national esteem,be referred in such manner,is extremely objectionable. We strongly condemn such filthy language about elected PM. People will reply in elections,” he tweeted.
प्रधानमंत्री देश के होते हैं, किसी पार्टी के नही। राजनैतिक अंधविरोध में प्रधानमंत्री का नाम आतंकियों से जोड़ना शर्मनाक है, यह कांग्रेस की मानसिक हताशा को दिखाता है।
कांग्रेस को इसके लिये देश से माफ़ी माँगनी चाहिए। pic.twitter.com/9LsUqayNv4
— Chowkidar Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 16, 2019
Another BJP leader Smriti Irani too blasted the Congress leader for his insensitive remark.
“It (Congress) neither respected the country nor the dignity of the PM’s office,” she said.
Defence minister Nirmala Sithamaran too reacted sharply saying, “Shocking conduct by Congress spokesperson. Demeaning & Disgraceful!”
During a heated debate on India TV on Saturday, Pawan Khera said that MODI stood for Masood (Azhar), Osama (Bin Laden), Dawood (Ibrahim) and ISI. This prompted sharp condemnation from the audience present there.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was also present on the panel. He asked public to condemn Khera’s remark and demanded an apology from him. Later he tweeted: “Today what the Congress has said for their own Prime Minister is not only appalling, distasteful & dejecting but it in fact shows that once the largest party in India has become an irrelevant fringe today…Sad!!”
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Source: Financial Express