In what appears as an attempt to regain Congress high command’s confidence back, sidelined Congress leader Digvijaya Singh launched a personal attack against PM Modi on Thursday. Singh claimed that PM Modi had kept his marital status and educational qualification hidden.
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While addressing the media, Singh alleged suspicion against PM Modi for concealing his marital status until 2014 elections and also keeping his educational qualifications hidden. “I’m not getting personal but why did PM Modi hide his marital status up until 2014 Lok Sabha polls? Why he has still hidden his educational qualifications? Everyone wants to know about it,” he said.
This is not the first time that Congress leaders have resorted to ad hominem attacks against PM Modi. A few months back, Congress leader Vilasrao Muttemwar had said that nobody knows who Modi’s father is. Before this, Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar had dragged PM Modi’s ageing mother after he compared the devaluing rate of the Indian rupee to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aged mother. Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had referred to PM Modi as a ‘Chaiwala’ and had once called him as ‘neech insaan’. Shashi Tharoor had called him a ‘Scorpion sitting on a Shivling’ and that’s why they cannot hit him with a ‘Chappal’.
Known for having loose control over his tongue, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has recently been sidelined by the senior party leaders including Rahul Gandhi. Digvijaya Singh was also reportedly involved in a verbal spat with Rahul Gandhi’s close aide Jyotiraditya Scindia. Singh is also stripped off his preferred Lok Sabha seat of Rajgadh and asked to fight the upcoming polls from the BJP stronghold of Bhopal. So the recent personal attack on Modi can be a desperate attempt by Digvijaya Singh to avert the political oblivion staring at him.