'Shameful, disgraceful': BJP flays Rahul for remarks against PM Modi, demands apology

Updated: Nov 21 2023 7:07PM

New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) The BJP on Tuesday lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for his "panauti Modi" barb against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding an apology from the Congress leader for his "shameful and disgraceful" utterances.

The ruling party said Gandhi's remarks reflect his party's frustration as Modi is a nightmare "for the crooks of the Congress, for enemies of India and terrorists", and is respected by all others in the country and the world for his vision and hard work.

At an election rally in Rajasthan earlier in the day, Gandhi said, "PM means Panauti Modi", insinuating the prime minister's presence at the Ahmedabad stadium during the India-Australia Cricket World Cup final brought bad luck to the home side, which lost the decider.