We didn’t demonise PM Modi: Cong

    Close on the wheels of statements of senior Congress leaders that it is not good for the party to always demonise Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress said it has not demonised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, it is PM Modi who has insulted former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi with “uncharitable remarks”.

    In the wake of discordant voices arising out of statements of Congress leaders triggering confusion among the rank and file, the party also said that if the opposition starts praising the government, then democracy would be ruined.

    Explaining the party’s position, Sharma said, “People are asking not to demonise the Prime Minister. People in our party have their own opinion. I will say only one thing not specific to any person that we didn’t demonise anyone. Always the uncharitable comments have come from BJP leaders, especially the Prime Minister and Amit Shah.”

    The Congress leader’s response came following statements of several senior party leaders such as Shashi Tharoor, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jairam Ramesh that criticising Prime Minister on every issues is not good.

    When asked about Kerala Congress chief Mullapally Ramachandran preparing to send a notice to Tharoor for “backing” the Prime Minister, Sharma said, “I cannot comment on it… it is between general secretary in-charge Mukul Wasnik and the state President.”