Rahul takes dig at Modi, prays for his ‘freedom from ignorance’

New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that the BJP faced more adversities in independent India compared with other political parties, and prayed for his “freedom from ignorance”.

Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote: “Modiji a prayer for you: Asatoma Sadgamaya Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.”

“Lead me from ignorance to truth, from darkness to light, from death to immortality. Let there be peace for all living creatures,” the Congress leader wrote in the next tweet to explain the prayer’s meaning.

Modi on Thursday remarked that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faced more adversities in independent India, and that the world knows the party only through what others have said about it.

“Even during the British rule, the Congress would not have faced so much adversity that we have gone through in the last 50-60 years,” Modi said after laying the foundation stone of the new party headquarters here.

“The sacrifice of generations of ‘karyakartas’ (workers) inspire us to work,” he said.