The 'gaali politics' has made a full comeback as we near the elections. In March, several campaigners and regional leaders of the Congress and other from the Opposition had resorted to the shameful tactics. However, a very senior leader too has brought down the bar for political rhetoric.
Now, former ally of the BJP in the Centre and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has called PM Narendra Modi a 'demon'.
In a rally in Rayachoti, Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, the TDP chief called the Prime Minister "a demon for minorities". Resorting to fearmongering, he also blamed him for 2002 Gujarat riots and said PM Narendra Modi wanted to put minorities in jail through the Triple Talaq legislation.
"Narendra Modi is like a demon to minorities. He claimed 2,000 lives. In those days, in Gujarat, I had demanded Narenda Modi's resignation as the chief minister. I would like to tell this to my minority brothers. I am asking all of you. In Narendra Modi's governance, who among you minorities are happy? Are you happy? Everyday people are getting scared. Attacks in UP, assault on girl children in J&K. In the same way, they wanted to bring in Triple Talaq legislation and put our minorities in jail. TDP was the first party to oppose it," he said.
Attempts of belittling PM Modi using foul language and insults has become the norm for the Opposition.
Three days ago, Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav said that PM Narendra Modi went from the job of the Chaiwala to Chowkidar. He was speaking at a Holi event in Saifai in Uttar Pradesh.
"During elections and before elections, people ask who has worked how much for them. I want to tell you today, BJP has the power to distract voters. Yesterday, he (PM Modi) was the Chaiwala and today he quit the job of the Chaiwala and became the Chowkidar," he said.