The Congress on Friday took a dig at the BJP over absence of its top leaders at the party’s conclave in Goa, saying “Namonitis” is fast spreading in the state in a reference to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s presence there.
“Namonitis virus is spreading in Goa. Our advice to the chief minister is to take effective counter measures otherwise it will affect tourism,” party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said.
The comments came as several BJP leaders were reportedly skipping the Goa conclave and even party veteran LK Advani was not attending Friday’s meeting of BJP office-bearers there as he was “unwell”.
Trying to drive a wedge in the main opposition party, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said senior BJP leaders were falling sick due to presence of Modi. “BJP should think what will happen to the country because of him. My full sympathies to those who are falling sick due to Modi,” he said.
Another Congress spokesman Shakeel Ahmed remarked: “Modi group has chased away Advani group within the BJP”.