NEW DELHI: In a stinging attack at Congress for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's devotion to his mother, BJP today said Sonia Gandhi was "ruining" Congress in her "devotion to her inept son" that has made Rahul Gandhi the "spoilt child" of the Indian politics.
Describing as "appalling and pathetic" opposition party's dig at Modi over his turning emotional while mentioning his mother, BJP accused it of becoming voice of "untruth, malice and utter frustration" and wondered if it had become "trapped in an inept leadership".
"It was perhaps both significant and revealing that Congress chose to get personal in an extremely appalling and pathetic manner by commenting on the moving moment when the Prime Minister recalled what his mother had done. He is devoted to his mother. He touched her feet after election victory.
"This is quite in contrast to Congress where a mother has ruined the party and is trying to ruin the nation by her utter devotion to her completely inept son. It is this doting behaviour that has made Rahul Gandhi the spoilt child of the Indian politics," BJP spokesperson M J Akbar told reporters. He alleged that Congress was unable to bear the sight of Modi raising the prestige and prosperity of the country.
With the opposition party questioning the outcome of Modi's tour, Akbar quoted the CEOs of top US firms like Apple, Microsoft and Google among others in which they had lavished praise on his leadership. "The frustration of Congress is also evident in the huge positive response Modi has generated from the giants of intellect and innovation, from the leaders of the future who can see another leader of the future in their midst," he said.
Referring to Modi breaking down while recalling events about his mother, Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma had said, "True to his characteristic style, the prime minister once again engaged in theatrics, emotion and drama, making boastful claims". Sharma questioned as to why Modi did not keep her at his official residence to look after her.
BJP also continued to target the Congress vice president over his trip to the US even as Rahul tweeted photograph of himself at a conference in Aspen. "Instead of hiding underground somewhere in the US and posting highly nebulous picture of some alleged conference, it might have been a better idea for him to come out and explain what he was doing except of course if he is enjoying some undeserved vacation," Akbar said.
Taking a dig, another BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said his party had forced Congress to "turn" a vacation of Rahul into a photo-op of him attending a conference.