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PM Modi's 'raincoat' remark on Manmohan Singh 'saddening and shameful': Rahul Gandhi

When A Prime Minister Reduces Himself To Ridiculing His Predecessor-years His Senior, He Hurts The Dignity Of The Parliament & The Nation.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Feb 2017, 08:35:00 AM
Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh- (source: Getty)

New Delhi :

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his raincoat jibe at former prime minister Manmohan Singh saying the event was “saddening and shameful”.

“When a Prime Minister reduces himself to ridiculing his predecessor-years his senior, he hurts the dignity of the parliament & the nation.

“He demeans his position and himself more than anyone else. Today’s events were saddening and frankly; they were shameful,” Gandhi tweeted.

Also read: PM takes dig at Manmohan: 'No one knows art of bathing inside bathroom wearing raincoat better than him'; Cong furious, ex-PM says 'no comments'

Gandhi’s remark came after Modi took a jibe at Singh in his reply to a debate in Rajya Sabha on the Motion of Thanks on President’s Address, prompting the Congress to stage a walkout.

Modi had said, “So many scams occurred... We politicians have a lot to learn from Dr (Manmohan Singh) Sahab. So much happened, there is not a single blot on him. Dr Sahab is the only person who knows the art of bathing in a bathroom with a raincoat on.”

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First Published : 08 Feb 2017, 11:07:00 PM