Bengaluru: The Congress on Wednesday said its president Rahul Gandhi has not shown any disrespect towards JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Hitting back, the party said it was Modi who “disrespected” his two predecessors (Manmohan Singh and Gowda) and sought an apology from him for it.
“There is no disrespect expressed ever towards Deve Gowda by Rahul Gandhi...it is not the Congress culture “to insult,” deputy leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma told reporters here.
Accusing the prime minister of assaulting the dignity of his office with his expressions and language, he said during campaign speeches he had said things that were not true.
This government’s very foundations are on “false promises, lies, deceit, propaganda and boastful claims,” he alleged adding Modi and his government were in the “departure lounge”. He said Congress knew Gowda was a very senior and respected leader.