BJP Slams Congress Leader PL Punia For Comparing PM Modi With Godse (Photo Credit: ANI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed Congress leader PL Punia for comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nathuram Godse. Terming it ‘cheap mentality’, former chief minister and party’s vice president Dr Raman Singh said that it is because of this attitude the grand old party faced a debacle in recently concluded Delhi Assembly elections. Singh said that it is unfortunate that the grand old party holds such a view for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been elected twice by the people of India.
Punia had compared the prime minister with Godse saying he had bowed down and touched the steps of Parliament in 2014 the same way Godse did before assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
“I stated BJP-RSS ideology. PM and govt are attacking the constitution. It was drafted by freedom fighters. But these are people who had burnt copies of the constitution, today they're bowing down. Godse had first touched Gandhi ji's feet and then shot him dead. Everyone knows this drama,” the Congress leader had said.
Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Narendra Modi alleging that the prime minister believed in the same ideology as Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
Gandhi’s attack on Modi on a day coinciding with the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi drew a sharp response from BJP leader and union minister Pralhad Joshi who said there cannot be a more “arrogant” person than the Gandhi scion who once tore down the ordinance brought by his own government and slammed the then prime minister Manmohan Singh.
Addressing thousands of party workers after leading the “Save the Constitution” march at Kalpetta in Kerala, the Wayanad MP also said Modi was making Indians to prove that they are citizens of the country.
Referring to Godse, Gandhi said Modi shared the same ideology with him (Godse).
“Today, an ignorant man is trying to challenge Gandhi’s ideology. He is so full of hatred and anger that he cannot even understand what India’s strength is,” he added.
“The ideology is same. Nathuram Godse and Narendra Modi, they believe in the same ideology. There is no difference except that Modi does not have the guts to say he believes in the ideology of Godse,” the Congress leader said.
Pralhad Joshi, who is the Parliamentary Affairs minister, claimed that leaders and chief ministers of Gandhi’s own party have to wait for long hours to meet him and he doesn’t even bother to listen to them.