Narendra Modi undermined PM while he is abroad: Salman Khurshid

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid slammed Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for undermining Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while he is abroad.

Updated: Sep 30, 2013, 09:50 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New York: Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for undermining Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while he is abroad.

Talking to a news agency, Khurshid said Modi had described it wrong to undermine the PM when he is abroad and then went ahead to do the same.

Addressing his first rally in Delhi, Modi on Sunday hit out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for reportedly calling Manmohan Singh a "dehati aurat" (rural woman).

"When his own party leader calls the PM `nonsense`, how can he (PM) get respect abroad?", the Bharatiya Janata Party star asked, triggering a wild round of applause and sloganeering.

Modi was referring to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi`s outburst on Friday against an ordinance passed by the Cabinet that sought to overturn an apex court ruling disqualifying politicians convicted of crime. Gandhi had called it "complete nonsense".

Referring to Gandhi as "prince", Modi said: "If I may use a rural terminology, then Congress upadhyaksh ne pradhan mantri ki pagdi uchhal di (Gandhi has insulted the Prime Minister)."