The fact that the Congress has not named any chief ministerial candidate also drew flak from the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. The party, he indicated, was shy of announcing the name of Ajit Jogi. “Why is the Congress keeping it a secret? Daal me kuch kala hai (There’s something wrong in here).”
In Durg, he vented fury over a Maharashtra Congress leader’s demand that Lata Mangeshkar be stripped of her Bharat Ratna for supporting Modi. “Does she not have a right to express her feelings?” he demanded.
Even the Samajwadi Party was not spared. Taking on Naresh Aggarwal’s comment that a tea vendor cannot have national perspective, Modi said, “The party discriminates between classes and makes the poor a butt of jokes”.
In Delhi, the Congress was quick to hit back. “Only a beast in the disguise of a human can taunt over somebody’s illness. It is evident that he is mentally sick,” tweeted Shakeel Ahmed. “We know Modi has no decency, but he should at least think of the dignity of the party which has made him its PM candidate and apologise,” added Congress spokesman Meem Afzal.Read More: No comparison between Modi and Rahul: Shivraj Singh ChouhanRead More: Chhattisgarh: Modi lashes out at Congress, says it colludes with MaoistsRead More: Dump Congress for seeking to strip Mangeshkar of Bharat Ratna, says ModiRead More: BJP slams ‘tea-seller’ remark