Congress wants apology for Narendra Modi’s remarks on Sonia Gandhi’s health
The Congress has demanded an apology from the BJP leader. “We know Modi himself has no limits of decency, but he should at least think of the dignity of the party which has made him its PM candidate and apologise for the low level remarks,” Congress spokesman Meem Afzal said.
Mr Modi is the BJP’s candidate for prime minister. Mr Gandhi is leading the Congress’s campaign for the elections that will be held over the next few weeks in five states, and whose results will be interpreted as a sign of things to come for the national election, due by May.
Both leaders have swerved into trouble for their comments against each others’ parties.
The Election Commission has issued notice to Mr Modi yesterday for describing the Congress and its symbol, the hand, as “a khooni panja” or bloody claw. Mr Gandhi was formally rebuked yesterday by the Commission for accusing the BJP of instigating communal violence across the country.