Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi for wishing him 'Happy Theatre Day' when he announced India's first-ever anti-satellite missile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sarcastically said that the Congress president got confused between theatre set and A-SAT.
Addressing a rally in Meerut, which will be followed by similar rallies in Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir, PM Modi left no stones unturned in slamming the Gandhi scion for taking a dig at him on Wednesday.
He used the example of theatre to suggest that when he said A-SAT, Rahul Gandhi got confused with the theatre set and then tweeted against him.
"Some intelligent people, when I said A-SAT, they got confused. They thought I was talking about theatre set. Should we laugh or cry on the ones who can't differentiate between theatre set and A-SAT," said the Prime Minister.
Soon after PM Modi's address to the nation on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi had taken to Twitter as he congratulated the DRDO for the achievement, but in the process, took a sly dig at the Prime Minister.
PM Modi also expressed his surprise over the words used by the opposition to target him on the day he announced India becoming a space superpower.
"Yesterday, these people (Opposition) overlooked the achievement by our scientists in space. What all were they saying. I was surprised......." he added.
The likes of CPI(M), Trinamool and AIMIM spoke against the Prime Minister after his announcement. From suggesting that his announcement was against the election code of conduct to calling it a drama, the opposition was united in their stand against the PM.