Amethi, 7 May-2014(ANI): Taking a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said that people’s thoughts and actions are low not their caste.
“Neech karm hote hain, neech soch hoti hain, neech jaati nahin hoti (deeds are low-level, thinking is low-level, but not caste),”Rahul told media here.
Rahul’s comments came in the backdrop of Modi’s remark that he is been targeted as he comes from a lower caste.
In reply to Congress president, Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s barb aimed at him for practicing ‘low-level’ of politics, Modi has tweeted stating that he was targeted as he belonged to a backward caste, “I belong to lower caste of society, that is why they think my politics is ‘low-level’ politics.”
While campaigning for BJP candidate Smriti Irani in Amethi on Monday, Modi accused the Congress party of being arrogant, and criticised former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, for being arrogant, reminding the public as to how he publicly humiliated former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, T. Anjaiah at airport when Rajiv Gandhi was a General Secretary of the party.
Hitting back at Modi, Priyanka had said, “They have insulted my martyred father on the soil of Amethi. People of Amethi will never forgive them for this act. Workers in Amethi will reply to their ( BJP ‘s) low-level politics. There will be reply from each of the booths.” (ANI)