Rahul takes a jab at PM Modi, tweets a prayer for him

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2016 21:35 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi interacts with journalists during his Mumbai visit. (PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi tweeted a prayer for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for his remarks that the BJP had suffered more adversities in independent India than the Congress did during the British rule.

The Congress also demanded that the Prime Minister should “withdraw his comments and apologise” to the nation.

“Modiji a prayer for you: Asatoma Sadgamaya Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya Mrityorma Amritam gamaya Om shanti shanti shanty,” he said in the first tweet.

“Lead me from ignorance to truth - from darkness to light - from death to immortality. Let there be peace for all living creatures” Gandhi wrote in his second tweet.

At a press briefing, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the PM has “trivialised” the freedom struggle. “This is historical lie. The PM should maintain the dignity of his post and speak the truth. Not only must he recant the shameful statement, he must also apologise.”

Sharma allege that Modi has “insulted all those who sacrificed everything” for the nation - Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and countless freedom fighters. “It’s a historical truth that the RSS and BJP are trying to appropriate freedom fighters. They tried with Sardar Patel.”

The Congress leader said Sardar Patel’s views on the RSS could be gauged through a government of India communiqué, which banned the RSS and Hindu Mahasbha.

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