As Lok Sabha elections are just weeks ahead, the Congress party has resorted to its old strategy of personal attacks against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yesterday Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera stoked a controversy when he compared PM Modi to Islamic terrorists Maulana Masood Azhar, Osama bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency ISI.
Speaking at the India TV conclave, Congress leader Pawan Khera made deplorable comments when he said that MODI meant- Masood Azhar, Osama, Dawood and ISI. However, Pawan Khera suffered massive humiliation at the event as the audience immediately hooted and demanded an immediate apology from Khera. The gathered audience also shouted, ‘Shame! Shame!’
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra took a strong objection to the statements made by the Congress spokesperson and called it highly deplorable. “You cannot call the Prime Minister of this country like this. You must apologise,” Sambit Patra said.
Social media users reacted strongly against these abusive statements made by Pawan Khera against country’s Prime Minister. Some of the users demanded the sacking of irresponsible Pawan Khera for his deplorable statements.
— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) March 17, 2019
Activist Shehzad Poonawalla questioned Rahul Gandhi whether he endorsed the view of his party spokesperson Pawan Khera and asked him whether he would sack Khera for comparing PM Modi to dreaded terrorists.
Does @RahulGandhi endorse Pawan Khera when he says @narendramodi = Masood + Osama + Dawood + ISI? Does he believe like Khera that a sitting PM must be equated to global terrorists? That people of India voted for a terrorist in 2014? Why insult the voters?? Will Rahul sack Khera?
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) March 17, 2019
Columnist Shefali Vaidya expressed that these sort of statements against PM Modi will only help his journey towards in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
— Shefali Vaidya ஷெஃபாலி வைத்யா शेफाली वैद्य (@ShefVaidya) March 17, 2019
Congress party has been lately hitting a series of political lows by personally abusing Prime Minister Modi. Recently, actor-turned-politician Vijayashanti on Saturday had also referred PM Modi to a ‘terrorist’ in the presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Shamshabad, Telangana. In February, another Congress leader Belur Gopalakrishna had shockingly called for the assassination of Prime Minister Modi.
Congress party has never lost an opportunity to abuse and humiliate Prime Minister Modi for his humble upbringing. In October 2018, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had issued a controversial statement comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a ‘Scorpion on a Shivling’ and claimed that PM Modi cannot be even hit with a chappal.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had taken digs at PM Modi’s humble beginnings and called him a ‘chaiwalla’. He had also referred to Modi as ‘neech insaan’ which got him suspended from Congress. Sanjay Nirupam, another serial abuse has often used derogatory terms to abuse PM Modi by referring to him as ‘illiterate and uncouth’.