PM Modi used "threatening language": Manmohan Singh writes to President
Condemning Prime Minister Modi for his attacking remarks on the Congress party, former PM Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him to caution Modi against using "unwarranted, threatening and intimidating language." "If you cross the boundary, then this is Modi, you will face a backlash," the letter quoted PM Modi as saying during a rally in Hubli on May 6. What really happened?
"Congress leaders, listen with your ears wide open"
"Congress leaders listen with your ears wide open. If you cross the boundary, then this is Modi, you will face a backlash (Congress ke neta kan kholkar sun lijiye, agar simayon ko par karenge, ye Modi hain, lene ke dene par jayenge)," the letter quoted.
Shocking to see the PM stoop so low: Manmohan Singh
Speaking to reporters in Karnataka, Manmohan Singh said, "....it is shocking to see the Prime Minister of the country stoop so low and use language and frame ideologies that are unbecoming of a Prime Minister." The Congress party has also blamed the Prime Minister for settling personal and political scores in the ambit of such personal remarks.
Narendra Modi "brought the office of Prime Minister into disrepute"
On BJP's 'Antonio Maino' jibe
Earlier, Narendra Modi and BJP, on the last day of campaigning in Karnataka, took a jibe on Rahul Gandhi's mother, Sonia Gandhi with her former name - Antonio Maino. Replying to BJP's accusation of Sonia being a foreigner, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said his mother is more Indian than "many Indians I know" and has made sacrifices for the country.