'Not appropriate for son of Gujarat': BJP's Sambit Patra slams Kharge's Ravan' remark on PM Modi
Mallikarjun Kharge and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot have been the prominent campaigners for Congress candidates contesting in the upcoming Gujarat Elections.
- BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has criticised Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge
- Kharge had compared PM Modi to 'Ravan' during a rally
NEW DELHI: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has criticised Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge for comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 'Ravan'. Patra, on Tuesday, claimed that such language is not appropriate for the "son of Gujarat." He further said, "It is condemnable and shows Congress' mindset. It's an insult not just to PM Modi. It is an insult to every Gujarati, to Gujarat." Kharge who was addressing a public rally in Gujarat when he made this statement had compared PM Modi to 'Ravan' as he said, "he is visible in every election."
Today was the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls.
Bharatiya Janata Party president J P Nadda and Union minister Smriti Irani will on Tuesday campaign in Bhavnagar and Gandhidham (Kutch district), respectively, for the BJP candidates contesting in the first phase.
Among notable candidates in the first phase is Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial face Isudan Gadhvi, who is contesting from Khambhalia seat in Devbhumi Dwarka district. Former Gujarat minister Parshottam Solanki, six-time MLA Kunwarji Bavaliya, Morbi 'hero' Kantilal Amrutiya, Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba and Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia are also among the prominent candidates in the fray for the first phase of the state Assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Nadda, and other BJP leaders have already held rallies to garner support for their party nominees contesting in the first phase.
AAP's national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also extensively campaigned for his party candidates and made a slew of promises to the people of Gujarat, if his party is voted to power in the state, governed by the BJP for last 27 years.
From the Congress, its president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot have been among the prominent campaigners for their party nominees.
(With PTI inputs)