New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday took a dig at the Congress Party by saying that it is jealous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s popularity and cannot digest his popularity.
BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said the Prime Minister`s visits are completely transparent and events that are organised abroad are organised privately and the people attending the conferences make their own contributions to it.
"I think the Congress Party is basically jealous of the ever-raising popularity of the Prime Minister and they cannot digest the Prime Minister`s popularity," Rao told ANI.
"He does not go on personal, unexplained, inexplicapable visits that Congress leaders make all the time. The first family of the Congress family, are most of the time abroad. They have never disclosed to this country what they do," he added.
BJP leader Sambit Patra said that it is unfortunate that a senior politician like Anand Sharma is dragging the Prime Minister`s mother in petty politics. "Only Congress can do politics on mother and they will get an answer of this by the people of the nation," Patra told ANI.
Former union minister Anand Sharma said "Prime Minister did not even invite his mother to swearing-in ceremony. So, instead of crying abroad, he should be a responsible son."
"The Prime Minister says his mother used to clean utensils in other people`s homes. Sadly, this is a lie, He is insulting his mother," Sharma added.