Tehri: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday heavily slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi after he criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raincoat remarks against ex-PM Dr Manmohan Singh.

Amit Shah Slams Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi:

* Shah asked Rahul to recall his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi's remarks against PM Modi.Shah's reference was Sonia Gandhi's remark "Maut ka Saudagar" comment made against Modi during the 2007 Gujarat Assembly election.

*Rahul Gandhi had no grounds to attack Modi since he himself had humiliated Manmohan Singh by shooting down a cabinet decision when the Congress-led UPA was in power.

*Urging the people to vote out what he called a corrupt and inefficient Congress government of Chief Minister Harish Rawat, Shah said the people of the hill state should vote to change the fate of Uttarakhand.

*"Vote for the BJP and give us a majority," he asked gathering.

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi:

*Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his raincoat jibe at former prime minister Manmohan Singh saying the event was "saddening and shameful".

*"When a Prime Minister reduces himself to ridiculing his predecessor-years his senior, he hurts the dignity of the parliament & the nation.

PM Narendra Modi remark against Ex- PM Manmohan Singh:

"For around 35 years, he (Manmohan) has had a say or a role in India's economic policy and decisions. In these 35 years, we heard of many a scam, but he has remained free of any blemish,” the PM said.

"There is a lot for us politicians to learn... so much happened he did not get even a taint. Only Doctor Sahab (Manmohan Singh) knows the art of bathing wearing a rain coat," he said in a jibe, resulting to a huge uproar from Congress benches.”



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