Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for criticising former PM Rajiv Gandhi in his election speech in Amethi.
While addressing a massive rally in Congres vice president`s home turf, the Gujarat Chief Minister
slammed SUPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi`s comment that he practised "politics of anger". Modi said Rajiv Gandhi, then as Congress general secretary, had humiliated a party chief minister in Andhra Pradesh.
Reacting to the BJP strongman`s comments, Digvijay, a known betenoire of Modi tweeted:
Modi shows his true colours. Criticised Rajiv ji a Martyr in Amethi. Not only condemn it strongly but demand apology.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) May 6, 2014
Digvijay`s statement come after, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked Modi for his speech in Amethi, saying he had insulted her "martyred" father Rajiv Gandhi and people of the constituency will not forgive him for this.
"They have insulted my martyred father on the soil of Amethi. People of Amethi will never forgive them for this wrong act. My workers at booths will reply to this despicable politics. Each and every booth of Amethi will give a reply," Priyanka Gandhi said.
Breaking an unwritten code, Modi held a rally in Amethi in the Gandhi family pocketborough, attacking "family" politics, but said he has not come for "revenge" but for "change" in this backward region.
Concluding his speech minutes before the campaign ended in the constituency which will witness polling on May 7, he said he has not come to Amethi to "trouble Rahul Gandhi. He is already a troubled soul."