Kapil Sibal slams Narendra Modi’s ‘raincoat’ remark, says PM doesn’t know civilised language

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New Delhi | Published: February 9, 2017 4:43:57 PM

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal has today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 'raincoat' remark against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

Rejecting BJP's statement that even Narendra Modi was compared with Hitler on several occasions he said that calling someone a Hitler was a matter of policies but the 'raincoat' remark was uncalled for. (ANI)Rejecting BJP?s statement that even Narendra Modi was compared with Hitler on several occasions he said that calling someone a Hitler was a matter of policies but the ?raincoat? remark was uncalled for. (ANI)

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal has today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his ‘raincoat’ remark against his predecessor Manmohan Singh. Speaking to reporters he said that the prime minister don’t know the civilised language to be used in the Parliament.

Rejecting BJP’s statement that even Narendra Modi was compared with Hitler on several occasions he said that calling someone a Hitler was a matter of policies but the ‘raincoat’ remark was uncalled for. Kapil Sibal also added that he never heard a prime minister using this kind of language before since he being in the Parliament since last 15-20 years.

Yesterday, the remark by the prime minister on his predecessor Manmohan Singh that only the later knows the the art of knows the art of bathing while wearing a raincoat in the bathroom had angered the Congress who had walked out of the Rajya Sabha in protest.

After the prime minister’s comment. Manmohan Singh maintained his usual calm and preferred not to respond on the issue.

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Earlier in the day, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at Narendra Modi for his remark on Manmohan Singh and questioned his role as the then Gujarat chief minister during the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre. He also tweeted to condemn the Prime Minister for his comment. “If ex PM MMS was wearing raincoat in Bathroom may I ask PM Modi wht where you wearing CM Gujarat when Ehsan Jafri & others where butchered (sic).”

(With inputs from ANI)

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