Cong moves EC against Modi’s ‘poisonous’ slur
Stung by Narendra Modi’s description of Congress as ‘poisonous’, the party has again moved the Election Commission seeking stern action against him as also two other BJP leaders including Vasundhara Raje.
In a detailed complaint to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath on Thursday, the secretary of AICC legal department KC Mittal referred to a speech of Modi on 25 November in which he had said that no other party except Congress is in a position to ‘spread poison’ since it was this party, which enjoyed power for sixty years thereby storing the poison of power in it for all those years.
Modi’s barb was apparently directed at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who had once said that his mother told him that ‘power is poison.’
These remarks by BJP’s prime ministerial nominee also came after Sonia Gandhi, in an election rally, attacked the BJP for spreading rumours that the medicine being distributed by Congress government in Rajasthan is poisonous and said that ‘the medicine is not poisonous but those people are poisonous, who do not have any feelings for the poor.’
‘On 10 October, 2013, Raje while addressing a BJP seminar at Jaipur said poison is being given in the name of medicines.
It may be relevant to mention that the Rajasthan Congress government has provided schemes for free medical services to the people.
‘On 23 November, BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Bhupendra Yadav also attacked Congress Party for its advertisement on free medicines scheme and said the state government is indeed distributing poison and that Raje’s remark was a reflection of the public sentiments,’ the party said.