Ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018, a Congress leader on Saturday stooped to new low when he made a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that 'even today nobody knows your father's name'. The attack on Narendra Modi's heritage came days after Congress' Raj Babbar made shameful remarks, attacking the PM on the exchange rate saying that the Rupee-vs-dollar rate is now equivalent to age of PM Modi's mother.
Addressing the issue, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference Party leader Omar Abdullah raised a question on 'the regularity with which some leaders in the Congress are going out of their way to oblige PM Modi'. Taking to twitter he asked: Has the BJP got sleeper cells in the Congress?
The tweet from Mr. Abdullah comes after Congress party leader Vilasrao Muttemwar, while addressing a gathering of supporters in Barmer district, said:
"He took part in freedom struggle with Gandhiji. He was lathi-charged, jailed and then became Prime Minister. He seeks accountability for four generations. What does he have? Panditji was Prime Minister, then there was Indiraji, then Rajiv. Sonia was at a very high position. They don't have a house today. What accountability are you (Modi) seeking? If you are seeking accountability, first you should reveal your history. Who knew you before you became the Prime Minister? Even today nobody knows your father's name. Everyone knows Rahul's father's name -- Rajiv Gandhi. Everyone knows Rajiv Gandhi's mother's name -- Indira Gandhi. Everyone knows Indira's father's name - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. And everyone knows Motilal Nehru is the father of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Everyone knows five generations. But this Narendra? Nobody knows his father's name."
Before Vilasrao Muttemwar's utterly atrocious remark, Congress' Raj Babbar had made an utterly poor taste statement, hurling a political attack at the Prime Minister by citing the latter's mother .Addressing an election rally in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh's Indore, Raj Babbar aimed an attack over the strength of the Rupee vis-a-vis the dollar, which had reached an all-time low a few weeks back but has since settled towards normalcy. In making the attack, he said that the "Rupee against dollar is so high that is even crossing your mother's age".
"Diesel and petrol prices were exorbitant, today I would like to say Mr. Prime minister - listen to your own voice. Be a little honest at least, you'd said that they were unlucky but you are an inauspicious man that during your reign the diesel and petrol prices have shot up. These are your words. I have never said so because I haven't seen his horoscope. So I can't say if he's inauspicious, bad omen or unlucky. But I am talking about his words. When he used to say that the rupee against dollar is so high that it is nearing the age of the then prime minister. Today I'd say that mr. Prime minister the words used by you were disrespectful. Our culture and traditions don't allow us to say such things but I would like to say that rupee against dollar is so high that is even crossing your mother's age".