In a democracy, he said, somebody polishing boots could write the destiny of India. “Will it (leading the country) depend on who was born where? Will it depend on who was educated where or what he did to earn a living when he was a child?” Modi asked.
Rajya Sabha opposition leader Arun Jaitley said a genuine ‘samajwadi’ (socialist) should be proud of the rise of a tea-seller. “He (Agarwal) claims to be a member of the SP and is disturbed that a person who worked as a tea-vendor has worked his way up.”
The Congress was quick to hit back at Modi. “Only a beast in the disguise of a human can taunt or pass satirical comments on somebody’s (Sonia Gandhi’s) illness. It is evident that he is mentally sick,” tweeted party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed.