Akluj: Hitting back on Rahul Gandhi’s jibe at “why are all Modi’s thieves”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the ‘naamdaar’ (dynast) is maligning the name of the whole community.

In a recent rally, Congress president has made a controversial remark while saying, I have a question. Why all the thieves have Modi in their names whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Narendra Modi? We don't know how many more such Modis will come out".

This comment caused furore among the supporters of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and was condemned by many. Prime Minister Modi was campaigning in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, where he also attacked the ‘dynastic politics’ of Nationalist Congress Party’s Sharad Pawar. He added that the NCP chief is running away from Madha Lok Sabha Constituency as he smells defeat.            

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Coming back to Rahul Gandhi’s comment, the Prime Minister said, "The Congress and its allies say that all Modis in the society are thieves. The Congress and its allies have not kept any shortcomings in abusing of my backward caste. This time they have crossed the limits and abused the entire backward society." 

Taking a dig at Rahul, Modi said first he tried ‘chowkidar chor hai’, now they are trying to malign a whole backward community. He added that he is used to bashing for being a member of backward community.

“I am used to such slamming. Now, they are blaming the entire community while defaming me. If you dare to defame a community, I will not tolerate it. Why label entire backward community thieves by calling me one?" Prime Minister said.