Continuing their scurrilous personal attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, yet another senior Congress leader and former Union Minister, Vilasrao Muttemwar, has waded in to a controversy with a video in which he questions the parentage of the PM. The video has found its way to social media.
In the video, Muttemwar says, "Who knew you (Modi) before you became the Prime Minister? Even today, nobody knows your father's name. Everyone knows Rahul's father's name - Rajiv Gandhi. Everyone knows Rajiv Gandhi's mother's name - Indira Gandhi. Everyone knows Indira's father's name - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. And everyone knows Motilal Nehru is the father of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Everyone knows five generations of Rahul Gandhi. But this Narendra, nobody knows his father's name. And, he is asking us for hisaab.”
Muttemwar was addressing a meeting in poll-bound Rajasthan and was seen invoking comparisons between PM Modi's father and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's lineage to apparently make a point on latter’s alleged “illustrious family background”.
Muttemwar, a former member of Parliament from Nagpur and a Union Minister, was a permanent invitee of the Congress Working Committee till recently. He is also a member of the steering committees of the All India Congress Committee. Muttemwar claimed that the video in circulation was “distorted”.
"It was an internal party meeting yesterday. The person who shot the video distorted it and posted it online," he said. Last week, another senior Congress leader and key strategist of party president Rahul Gandhi, CP Joshi, launched a casteist diatribe against Prime Minister Modi, Union Minister Uma Bharati and Sadhvi Ritambhara, which went viral on social media.
In a leaked video, the Congress leader was seen disparaging the “low-caste” origin of Prime Minister Modi, Union Cabinet Minister Uma Bharti and Sadhvi Rithambara. He attacked them for talking about Hinduism and said that “only Brahmins are learned enough to speak about Hinduism."
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