Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit back at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s Ravan comment and said there’s a competition going on among Congress leaders as to who can use the most abusive words for him and deliver the stinging attack.
Addressing an election campaign in the Kalol town of Panchmahal district, Modi said the only way to teach Congress a lesson is by voting for Lotus in the second phase of elections in Gujarat.
He further said that Congress doesn’t believe in democracy and can go to any extent to please the people. Modi said Congress believes in one family and not democracy. They can do anything to please that one family and that family is everything to them, not democracy.
Those who never believed in the existence of Lord Ram have now brought in (demon king) Ravan from Ramayana, he said. Further quoting him he said he is surprised they never expressed repentance, and forget about tendering an apology, after using such cuss words for him.
Addressing a large gathering, he further stated a few days back, a Congress leader said Modi will die a dog’s death, and another said Modi will die Hitler’s death. Another said if he gets a chance, he’ll kill Modi himself.
Someone says Ravan, someone says rakshas (demon), someone says cockroach, he said, he is not surprised that Congress calls Modi names, but he is surprised that despite using such words, the Congress never has remorse. Congress thinks it is their right to insult Modi, the Prime Minister of this country, he added.
PM Modi’s remark came just days after Kharge referred to Modi as Ravan while speaking at a rally in Ahmedabad. Kharge questioned whether PM Modi has 100 heads because he is the face of all elections, whether civic or assembly. Modi Ji is the Prime Minister, and all the time he’s talking about himself. How many times do we see your face? How many forms do you have? Do you have 100 heads like Ravan? he stated.