STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Modi Rakes Up Marines Case, Says Sonia Hand in X-mas Exit

The seasonal war of words was at its peak on Monday as top leaders of the two contending sides, the Congress and the BJP, took the electoral battle into each other’s turf.

Published: 01st April 2014 07:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2014 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

Modi

The seasonal war of words was at its peak on Monday as top leaders of the two contending sides, the Congress and the BJP, took the electoral battle into each other’s turf. It had a ricocheting effect across the country, like never before.

While addressing rallies in far-flung Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi hit out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi, raking up her Italian origin via the Italian marines case; Sonia had accused him of practising “politics of hate” and warned voters of his “crocodile tears” and “false promises” in Ahmedabad.

But Modi was not so much reacting to the remarks mentioned above, but to Sonia’s jibe made during her Sunday rally in Delhi where she had questioned his so-called nationalist zeal — “some people were beating drums of patriotism,” she had said.

Modi said the people did not need certificate from her (Sonia) and attacked her for having a hand in the Christmas leave granted to the two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen. Had the Supreme Court not taken a strong stand in the matter, the marines would not have come back, he added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp