New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday slammed Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar for comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother’s age with the devalued rate of the Indian rupee.
Rupani said that the comments show the Congress leaders mentality and that his party is stooping low below its dignity.
“Congress is stooping low, below its dignity and making nasty comments. One should maintain dignity in politics. I condemn this. Comparing Rupee versus Dollar to the age of Prime Minister Modi mother shows his (Raj Babbar) mentality,” he stated, while also demanding an apology for the remarks.
Another BJP leader, Subramanian Swamy launched an attack against Babbar and said that “it is the worst thing one can do in Hindu religion, maybe it is alright in Italian religion.”
On the contrary, Congress leader Hanumantha Rao backed Babbar and asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to detail the development work carried out during his four-year tenure.
“Whatever Raj Babbar said was true, the exchange rate has increased. What did they do in so many years? The rate of the dollar has increased, Prime Minister Modi should speak about this,” he said.
On Thursday, the Congress launched a personal attack against Prime Minister Modi while campaigning for Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.
Babbar had reportedly called the Prime Minister ‘manhoos’ over the surging fuel prices. He also compared the devalued rate of the Indian rupee to the age of Modi’s mother, who is around 97-year-old.