Delhi: A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and late Indira Gandhi could not be compared, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu pointed out on Tuesday that there indeed could not be any comparison between the two leaders.
Reacting Sonia's assertions, he told India Today TV, "There can't be any comparison between PM Modi and Indira Gandhi. Modi is MODI, Maker Of Developed India (MODI)."
He added, "People can't forget what happened during the Emergency. People tried to stick to power as long as they could, but there is law of the land."
The Congress president had also made it clear that she was not "troubled" by comparisons between PM Modi and Gandhi and that her party was taking on the BJP-led NDA government.
"It does not trouble me because I do not believe in it. I have my own clear views about it. There is no comparison. Absolutely not. Every era in politics or history has its own problems, its own leaders and its own opposition. I think the Congress party is taking on the present dispensation," Sonia had told India Today TV.
She was replying to a question whether her party needed to be competitive unlike the 60s and 70s when it was dominant and that it did not have a leader to take on PM Modi.
To another question that her party did not have a tough and competitive leader like PM Modi, she had said, "I do not agree with that."
At the same time, she had recalled that Indira Gandhi was ridiculed, insulted and made fun of from within even more than outside when she entered politics, became a Congress president and later PM.
There was nothing that she did was right. She was able to "overcome" that, Gandhi had said.
(With PTI inputs)