Congress MLC Haribhau Rathod was heard making crass comments on PM Narendra Modi in vernacular Marathi while addressing a gathering in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.
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Alleging that not even an ant was killed in the air strikes in Balakot, Rathod asserted that these are all emotional gimmicks espoused by the BJP to once again get Modi in the power. “They claim 350 terrorists were killed but not even an ant has died in the air strikes. These are all psychological games played by the BJP to get Modi back in power. Modi! Modi! Shove Modi in your backside,” Rathod said in vernacular language Marathi while gesturing with his hand.
Rathod’s utterances also point towards the general feeling pervading throughout Congress. The feeling that Modi ought to be ridiculed by discrediting the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force. Earlier, senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Digvijay Singh had questioned the veracity of the air strikes. Even Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath had called upon the government to release evidence proving the authenticity of the air strikes in Balakot.
However, this is not the first time that Congress ministers have resorted to using innuendos and hurled obscenities at Modi. From calling him a ‘Maut ka Saudagar’ to using such unseemly vulgar phrases against PM Modi, Congress has truly devolved from a National political party to a bunch of frustrated abusive ranters. Last year, a Congress MLA from Rajasthan had used filthy language against PM Modi. With Lok Sabha assembly polls 2019 just a month away, Congress appears to have shed the last vestiges of public civility in its desperation to depose Modi.