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Cong accuses Modi of ‘political slur’ at War Memorial inaugural function

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Reacting sharply to the statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that every investigation on arms deals point towards ‘one family’, the Congress party on Monday said that he has dropped the dignity of the post of Prime Minister by making ‘political slurs on the land of heroes’.

Mr Modi, while inaugurating the National War Memorial in the national capital, alleged that all the investigations, from Bofors to Helicopter deal, are point to one family and added that “it says a lot”.

The Prime Minister also took up the issue of controversial Rafale deal, which the opposition parties are accusing him of showing favouritism to industrialist Anil Ambani to get the offset partnership and other irregularities, and said “now these people are putting all the efforts to make sure that Rafale aircraft don't arrive in the country”.

In response, Mr Surjewala said in a tweet in Hindi that “ Respected Modiji, National War Memorial is a symbol of the salvation of the soldiers of the country. Do not make this political battle with your embarrassing behavior and election speech. The dignity of your post has dropped”(sic).

Mr Surjewala also said that Mr Modi should “stop the political slurs on the land of heroes”.

UNI