New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday took strong exception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Three idiots" remarks against his detractors in Bihar polls and accused him of stooping to unprecedented low levels.
"In post Independence era, no Prime Minister has stooped to such low levels of indecency with respect to a sitting chief minister," party spokesman Pramod Tewari told reporters.
Noting that Modi has only belittled the office of the Prime Minister by using such language, he said Congress will never stoop to such low levels in replying to the indecent remarks.
He also targeted BJP President Amit Shah insisting that his campaign style was not much different from Modi.
In his campaign speeches, Modi had yesterday launched a blistering attack on the grand alliance of JD-U-RJD-Congress likening it to "3 idiots".
"I have been noticing that Laluji entertains well and Bihar is getting some entertainment after many years. But these days there is an intense rivalry going on between Laluji and Nitishji on many issues--protecting the criminals, doing nepotism, breaking off from truth. Now the competition is also in the field of entertainment," Modi had remarked.
He had also dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to seize "convicted" RJD chief Lalu Prasad's properties and questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi's silence on sting videos of JD(U) and RJD MLAs accepting bribes.
Hitting back at Modi for targeting Sonia, Tewari said the prime minister has given a new definition of silence by keeping mum on the Lalit Modi controversy and the Vyapam scam and the PDS scam in Chhattisgarh.
Tewari also utilised the occasion to counter Modi's criticism of Nitish Kumar's good governance claims.
He wanted the Prime Minister to realise that the Niti Aayog set by him has given three skill development programmes of the Nitish government including one named after Dashrath Manjhi as best in their respective category.
"The Niti Aayog is the brain child of the Prime Minister which has hailed the schemes of the Nitish government. While the Prime Minister does not have the habit of speaking the truth, it would be better if he tells people about the honour received by the state government," he said.
Kumar, the grand alliance's chief ministerial candidate, had two days ago mocked Modi for not keeping promises and his frequent trips abroad using a song from Bollywood blockbuster 'Three Idiots'.