Congress leaders seem to have discarded whatever little shred of decency was left in their political discourse. After senior leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sanjay Nirupam have appalled the masses with their foul proclamations and personal attacks against the PM and the ministers of his cabinet, now other Congress leaders are in a hurry to continue it further.
Ulhas Pawar, a Congress leader and former MLA, as per reports, has now alleged that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had participated in the 1942 freedom struggle and was sent to jail, but he found his way out by writing an apology letter to the British. Pawar stated that he was freed just 9 days after the arrest and was never jailed after that. Pawar was reportedly speaking at the ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra Rally’ organised in Nagpur.
He went ahead stating that Vinayak Damodar Savarkar also wrote apology letters to the British at least 18 times. Pawar did not stop at that. He further asserted that it was BJP leaders who killed their party chief Deen Dayal Upadhyay in 1968. He claimed that Balraj Madhok, the former president of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh had mentioned the circumstances of Upadhyay’s death in his biography. Continuing his tirade, he reportedly added that Upadhyay’s death had something to do with the allegation that he had taken the idea of Gandhi’s ‘Antodaya’.
The sheer disrespect and contempt Congress leadership shows towards present and former BJP leaders are often displayed in their statements. Many Congress leaders are seen attacking the PM’s caste, family circumstances and his humble background. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had also given shameful and sexist remarks against union textile minister Smriti Irani.
Congress and leftist leaders often attempt to belittle Savarkar by citing his mercy petitions to the British while conveniently forgetting that Savarkar was lodged in the dreadful ‘Kaala Paani’ in Andaman’s cellular jail while Gandhi and Nehru spent their ‘jail terms’ in the comforts of palaces that were ‘converted into jail’ for them.