Congress president Rahul Gandhi (Left), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Right)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent statements and interviews show that he is "cracking under pressure".
"Dear Mr Modi, your recent statements, interviews and videos are giving India the distinct feeling that you're cracking under pressure. You are, however, certainly right to be nervous about the results," Rahul said on Twitter.
The scathing attack comes in wake of PM Modi giving interviews to several news channels amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress, which was decimated in the 2014 general election, is engaged in a bitter fight with the BJP as it seeks to revive its fortunes and dislodge the saffron party from power.
The attack came on a day when the BJP and the Congress indulged in a war of words over PM Modi's allegation that Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat as a "personal taxi" to go on a holiday with his friends and in-laws.
Days ago, PM Modi, addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, had said that the life of Congress president Rahul Gandhi's father Rajiv Gandhi ended as 'Bhrashtachari number 1.'
While Rahul Gandhi responded to PM’s barb with “hugs and love”, Priyanka Gandhi compared him with “Duryodhna”, the mythical character in the epic Mahabharat.
On Thursday, she said: “I haven't seen a more coward and weaker PM than him in my life.”