"Neech rajneeti, chaiwala (tea-seller), khooni (murderer), Hitler, gangu teli, bandar (monkey), napunsak (impotent), are amongst the various adjectives used by Congress leaders against Modi. Congress sees nothing wrong in referring to Modi as 'Neech Rajneeti',” senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said in his blog.

"I wonder in which category of politics or Rajneeti will corruption in 2G spectrum, and coal block allocation fall? Will the 'cash for votes' and Adarsh be considered as 'Shudh Rajneeti'," he added.

Priyanka Gandhi had recently accused Modi of indulging in ‘neech rajneeti’ (low-level politics).

Modi had in turn charged her with making a casteist slur as he came from a lower caste.

Jaitley also kept the pressure on the Election Commission, which has drawn flak from Modi who has accused it of not doing enough to stop rigging, saying the EC should concentrate its energies in checking this ‘silent booth capturing’ since that is its ‘principal job’.

"The core of the election is a free and fair polling which is being denied through the silent booth capturing. It would be desirable that the Election Commission concentrate its energies in checking this silent booth capturing since that is its principal job,” Jaitley said.

The BJP leader further said a large part of the Election Commission's energies is being spent in dissecting political speeches.

Arguing that even though these political speeches at times do cross the ‘laxman rekha’, he said these are at best a side show.

(JPN/Agencies)

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