New Delhi, May 5: Reacting sharply to the remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi against former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sheila Dikshit on Sunday sought an unqualified apology from Mr Modi, as his remarks have deeply hurt the people of the country.
Addressing a press conference in DPCC office, Ms Dikshit said Mr Modi's objectionable language does not suit the image of a Prime Minister, rather it has only lowered his reputation among the people.'Modi's words against Rajiviji are not acceptable to a civilised society. He should take back his words and apologise and we expect him to tender an apology to the people of India,' she added.
Ms Dikshit, Congress candidate for Delhi's North East Parliamentary constituency for the coming election, said that Congress leaders never use disparaging language against any opposition leaders, be it in the past or in the present, in their political discourse. However, Mr Modi has stooped too low to use condemnable language against Rajiv, which does not suit the high office he holds, and clearly shows up the sick mindset and base thinking of the top BJP leadership, as they indulge in cheap politics.
The three-term Chief Minister of Delhi further said that the insult heaped by Mr Modi on Rajiv, who sacrificed his life for the society and the country, was not just an insult on the Congress, but on the people of the country, which they will not accept and tolerate at any cost.
Ms Dikshit said that common people of the country are very sensible and they will not tolerate insults on Rajiv Gandhi Ji and the people of India will give a befitting reply to Mr Modi and BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, to teach them a bitter lesson.(UNI)