Raigarh , Nov 15- Speaking at a rally in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on Friday, Modi said, “Congress sits in front of TV sets to see what Modi is doing, what he is saying.”
Without talking about his own preoccupation with the Congress first family, Modi quickly switched to his favourite pastime-bashing Nehru-Gandhi family members.
On Thursday, addressing a series of public meetings in Kawardha, home town of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Modi had launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi over the use of Central funds by the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh, asking whether the money came from his “Mama’s (maternal uncle) house”, a dig at Sonia Gandhi’s Italian origin.
“I want to ask Shehzada that you keep on saying that we gave so much money, I want to know if he got the money from his Mama’s house. Did you give the money by taking it from your Mama’s house? This is the people’s money,” Modi had said.
Reacting to this, Congress had said that Modi had gone too far. However, on Friday, Modi made it clear that he could go even farther.
After attacking Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi publicly, Modi on Friday went after their ancestors.
Asserting that Sonia Gandhi keeps referring to systemic problems that prevent the development of backward regions, Modi asked people, “Who put these systems in place?” After a pause, he said, “Your father, grandmother did… for vested interests.”
With a few days left to go before the second phase of voting in Chhattisgarh on November 19 and four other states (Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Mizoram) go to poll, the campaign has largely centred around vicious personal attacks from both parties.
Earlier this week, the Election Commission reprimanded Rahul Gandhi for accusing the BJP of inciting communal riots across the country in one of his speeches while it served a notice to Modi for his “khooni panja” remark against the Congress.