The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday condemned Congress leader Anand Sharma's derogatory remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that such statements demean the nation's prestige.
“It is absolutely shocking that senior leaders like Anand Sharma use such words for the Prime Minister of the country. He is the Prime Minister of India, not just of the BJP. They demean the country’s prestige by using such words,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
“They are unable to digest the fact that an ordinary Indian can also become a Prime Minister, as they feel that entitlement to become Prime Minister lies only with 10 Janpath,” he added.
According to reports, Sharma on Wednesday had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks in foreign countries had caused a ‘national embarrassment’. He also said that the Prime Minister was not in a position to acknowledge the progress of the nation over the decades.