New Delhi: Tearing into the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi PM Narendra Modi said “we were not raised as dogs”. He was responding Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s ‘dog’ remark.
Speaking in Lok Sabha, the PM said, “Hum kutton wali parampara se pale bade nahin hain (We were not raised in a dog culture)". Replying to Kharge further, the PM said, “Inkey mooh se sunne ko nahi mila hai ki koi Bhagat Singh, Azad bhi they; inko lagta hai ki aazadi sirf ek pariwaar ne dilayi hai (They never spoke about Bhagat Singh and Azad; They think as if only their families were behind India’s freedom)."
In a further attack on Kharge, Prime Minister said, “There are many people like me, who could not die for nation during the freedom struggle, but we are living for India and serving India.”
On Monday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge had made some strong remarks against PM Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Lok Sabha. Launching an attack on Centre and BJP, Kharge had said, “People such as Gandhi Ji, Indira Ji have sacrificed their lives for country’s unity, who came from your side? Not even a dog.”
The statement had irked treasury benches, who demanded that his comment should be expunged. Responding to this, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan warned the opposition party to avoid making such derogatory comments.