Indore: It is all out war of words between
Digvijay Singh and Nitin Gadkari with the senior Congress
leader responding today to the BJP President`s jibe by asking
him whether he is the son of Maharana Pratap or Shivaji.
"Honourable Gadkari has questioned my paternity and
he wanted to know whether I am a son of Shivaji or Aurangzeb?
I am the son of Balbhadra Singh," Singh told reporters at the
Indore Press Club.
"However, I want to know from Gadkariji whether he is
the son of Maharana Pratap or Shivaji. I am not taking the
name of Aurangzeb," the AICC general secretary said.
Taking a pointed dig at Singh, Gadkari referred to him
as Mughal ruler Aurangzeb`s son for his visit to a
Muslim-dominated area in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
"A Congress General Secretary is celebrating festivals
with families of terrorists in Azamgarh. The Congress must
decide who`s descendant is he--Shivaji and Maharana Pratap, or
Aurangzeb?", Gadkari said while criticising Singh early this
Earlier, taunting the Congress over the delay in hanging
Afzal Guru, Gadkari had asked the party whether the Parliament
attack death row convict was its "son-in-law" evoking a strong
reaction from the UPA party which said he was "out of his
mind" and needed to be referred to a psychiatric facility.
Singh also refused to comment on his younger brother and
former BJP MP Laxman Singh`s remarks about Gadkari .
"My younger brother has his own personality and politics.
I don`t want to comment on them," he said.
Apparently peeved at Gadkari describing Singh as the son
of Aurangzeb, Laxman has recently termed the BJP President as
"inexperienced" and added that he doesn`t want to remain in
the BJP after hearing such a low level of remarks.