Bengaluru: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan christening finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as ‘Nirbala’ is only the latest expletive being hurled at a BJP member. 

While the whole world condemns and criticises such name-calling attitude of the Congress, we must make an honest confession that the Congress has never shied away issuing the choicest of abuses against BJP members, especially, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Remember! PM Narendra Modi has been at the receiving end ever since the 2002 Godhra riots. Comparisons with Hitler, Mussolini, Dawood Ibrahim are common and expletives and cuss words like gandi naali ka keeda' (an insect), mad dog and Bhasmasura are never infrequent. 

The Prime Minister himself spoke about such below-the-belt comments in an election rally earlier in the year. 

"A leader of Congress called me 'gandi naali ka keeda' (an insect), one leader called me a mad dog, another one called me Bhasmasura. One more Congress leader, who was external affairs minister, called me a monkey while another minister compared me with Dawood Ibrahim."

Recently, that is just before the Lok Sabha 2019 polls, BK Hariprasad, one of the general secretaries of the Congress party, ridiculed Amit Shah when he was diagnosed with H1N1 and admitted to AIIMS. At a time when he had to bury the political hatchet and wish him a speedy recovery, he chose to play politics and went on to say that the BJP chief contracted H1N1 as he was trying to dislodge the coalition government in Karnataka! It was nothing but pure devilishness on his part to have made such a statement. What more do we say? Physical ailments can be cured, but the sadistic pleasure or what we call in psychological terms ‘Schadenfreude’ can never be cured!

Another Congressman Salman Khurshid had termed Modi ‘impotent’ as well!

During one of his rallies condemning the death of another so-called intellectual Gauri Lankesh, Jignesh Mewani, a youth leader exhorted the youths to go to Delhi, stamp Modi’s chest and ask his mother (Heeraben Modi) as to why she gave birth to a man like Narendra Modi! Apart from this insult, Jignesh Mewani has consistently used the word ‘haram’ against Modi and has also called for disruption of Modi’s speeches a number of times.