Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the Opposition Congress for dragging her mother into the elections. Addressing a gathering in poll-bound Madhya Pradeshâ€™s Chhatarpur district, the Prime Minister said that the Congress party doesnâ€™t have the courage to take on him and thatâ€™s why they have started to abuse his 97-year-old mother Heeraben Modi.
PM Modiâ€™s sharp reaction came after Congress leader Raj Babbarâ€™s controversial dig at the prime minister over depreciation of the Indian rupee against the US dollar. Speaking at an election rally in Indore, the Congress leader had said, â€œHe (PM Modi) used to say that the Indian rupee has fallen so much against the dollar that it was nearing the age of the then prime minister (Manmohan Singh). Today, the rupeeâ€™s valuation has dropped so low, that it is inching closer to your beloved motherâ€™s age.â€
The prime minister was quick to use Raj Babbarâ€™s remarks as a political weapon against the Congress party and launched a scathing attack on the Grand Old Party.
â€œFor the last 18 years, I have been defeating the Congress party on every occasion. But the Congress today has gone down to a new low that they have dragged my mother in the elections,â€ the prime minister said, adding that the party â€œwonâ€™t be able to save its deposit in the elections by abusing my mother.â€