PM Modi's Madhya Pradesh rallies dominated by his 'parents' after Congress leaders' jibes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 November 2018, 12:21 AM
PM Modi's Madhya Pradesh rallies dominated by his 'parents' (Photo Source: PTI)
PM Modi's Madhya Pradesh rallies dominated by his 'parents' (Photo Source: PTI)

The political ball game between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, in the run-up to the crucial state polls and general elections next year, has witnessed the emergence of a new edge with the prominent leaders from both the parties dragging each other’s family members into their election rallies. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress for dragging his dear ones, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "we never make any personal attacks on anyone's family. We criticised the post they held. But why are Congress leaders making personal attacks on my mother and father". The prime minister was addressing an election rally in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.

Modi's barb came hours after former Union minister Vilasrao Muttemwar apparently asked the prime minister the name of his father. Muttemwar compared the lineage of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi, saying "the world knows who the father of Rahul Gandhi was, who the grandmother of Rahul Gandhi was, but nobody knows the name of Modi's father." Earlier on Saturday Congress leader Raj Babbar had compared the falling value of Indian rupee with the advanced age of Modi's mother Hiraben during a poll campaign.

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