New Delhi: PM Modi is often criticized by his his political opponents or neutral journalists in India for his usage of words.
Time and again, he is accused of targeting his opponents on the political battlefield and usually lying to win votes.
While addressing a rally in Rajasthan on 4 December, Modi while attacking Congress party allegedly mocked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for being a widow.
He is now caught in a tight spot after his speech video has gone viral on the internet.
Attacking Congress, he said: “Can you imagine? The Congress ran a government in our country, where an unborn daughter was not just shown born but also dead and her widow pension was also shown to be paid. Which widow used to receive this money? Who was this widow in the Congress whose account this money used to be transferred?”
Responding to Modi’s statement mocking UPA chairperson Sonia on her status of being a widow, many journalists, political leaders have criticized Modi, UC reports.
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah wrote, “New low by @narendramodi. His insensitive comments on opposition leaders are a blot on the chair of PM. There are many things that he has to learn from Mr. Manmohan Singh. He has insulted the whole women fraternity in his urge to target opposition.”
While Journalist Swati Chaturvedi wrote: “New low. @PMOIndia has dragged down the discourse to utter debasement. Desperation?”
Activist Sadhavi Khosla too tweeted in response: “How does a woman survive the pain when she receives the mutilated body of her husband – the man for whom she left everything? I feel, we, as a country has been extremely cold and compassionless towards @SoniaGOfficial Mr. Modi’s remark on her being a widow, is regrettable.”
A Twitter user who goes by the name Savvy Priya wrote: “How crass? The worst PM of India to use such a derogatory language ‘Which Congress widow benefitted from govt scheme?’ says PM Modi; Cong claims Sonia Gandhi ‘insulted.”