Amid the ongoing war of words between the Congress and the BJP leaders ahead of Assembly elections in Gujarat, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said something to lighten the moods of warring politicians. Diwali is here.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched one of his most scathing attacks on Congress party, saying the latter considers Gujarat and Gujarati’s as an “eyesore”. While addressing BJP workers in Gandhinagar, Modi said, “Gujarat polls are around the corner and the Congress has developed fever once again. Gujarat has been an eyesore for the party and the family. I won’t repeat what they did to Sardar Patel, his daughter Maniben, and Morarji Desai.”
“They (Congress) did not speak about the work of Morarji Desai or his dedication and commitment to Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. They instead chose to talk about what he ate and drank,” Modi told the massive BJP rally at Bhat village near Gandhinagar.” The PM said this while referring to the former Prime Minister’s fondness of urine therapy.
Despite Modi’s scathing attack, Tharoor tweeted to Modi, “My son has just married a Gujarati, @narendramodi ji. We have nothing but love for your state &its people.”
Tharoor’s reply generated a huge response on Twitter. “‘We’ meaning your family or your party?,” commented one user Ketan Shah.
The Congress Party has special hatred for Gujarat & Gujaratis! pic.twitter.com/JtwtvN4KRv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 16, 2017
— Jayasree Vijayan (@JayasreeVijayan) October 16, 2017
Ahead of the high-octane electoral battle for Gujarat, Modi had also said, “You (Congress) did not waste any opportunity to strike. When I was the chief minister and you were in power at the Centre, you hatched a conspiracy to put me in jail. You knew that it was not possible until Amit Shah (BJP chief) was put behind bars, you did that. This is the poison, the malice you harbour. Since Patel conceived the Narmada project, it was not allowed to be completed for 40-50 years.”