Chennai: The BJP has slammed Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram for his outburst on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he lacked the status to comment on him.
Taking strong exception to Chidambaram for saying the PM “has crossed all limits of propriety and decency by defaming a man (Rajiv Gandhi) who died in 1991,” BJP’s state executive member and media coordinator Narayanan Thirupathy said it was former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who had “crossed all the entitlements of propriety and decency and showed his arrogance towards the Sikh community.”
His arrogance could be seen when he had said, “When a big tree falls, earth shakes” on his mother’s death which was followed by the Sikh riots that killed thousands of Sikhs, Mr. Narayanan said. As home minister Chidambaram had “crossed all his entitlements of propriety and decency and lost all his credibility and morality” when he defamed the values of saffron that is worshiped as god by the people of our country, by quoting ‘saffron terrorism.’
Hence, Chidambaram neither has the right to criticise nor the status to comment on the Prime Minister, Narayanan said. Mr. Chidambaram took to twitter to lash out at the PM for his ‘Bhrastachari number 1’ (corrupt number 1) remark against Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s father, during an election rally in Uttar Pradesh recently. Assailing Mr. Modi, Chidambaram in a series of tweets wondered if any religion sanctioned speaking ill of the dead.
“The PM’s remarks on former PM Rajiv Gandhi show the extent of his desperation and fear of defeat,” the Congress leader said. In another tweet he said, “Mr. Modi has crossed all limits of propriety and decency by defaming a man (Rajiv Gandhi) who died in 1991.”...