Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was curtailing the the dignity of his post and misleading the country by talking about superstitions.
Gandhi, in a tweet, wrote that Modi spoke about “black magic” on Wednesday to hide his “black deeds”. He added that the prime minister was ignoring pressing matters such as inflation and unemployment in the country and that the citizens were waiting for answers.
Gandhi’s rebuttal came a day after Modi mocked the Congress for protesting against price rise and unemployment in black clothes on August 5. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mallikarjun Kharge, were also detained by the Delhi Police for about six hours that day.
“On August 5, we saw how some people tried to spread black magic,” Modi said on Wednesday, without naming the party. “These people think that by wearing black clothes they can end their despondency. They do not know that by engaging in witchcraft, black magic and superstition, they cannot earn the trust of people again.”
In response to Modi’s remark, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday shared a picture of Modi in black clothes.
“They [BJP] could not do anything to bring black money, now they are making a pointless issue about black clothes,” Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh wrote in a tweet. “The country wants the prime minister to talk about their problems, but ‘jumlajeevi’ keeps saying anything.”
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that Modi was trying to dodge questions related to key matters.
“Tell me why you looted people by increasing inflation,” she wrote in a tweet in Hindi. “The public has no problem with black clothes, they have questions on your leadership.”
The Congress’ official Twitter handle wrote that Modi cannot evade questions about real issues no matter how hard he tries.