"Congress reacts to Modi as if it has been stung by a high voltage wire," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said. (Agencies)
The party said that though rupee has been sliding which is affecting the common people adversely, Congress ministers, general secretaries and spokespersons were more concerned
about targeting Modi and not losing any opportunity to use objectionable language.
BJP came out with a vociferous defence of Modi's attack on the Prime Minister but it was dented to some extent as it faced uncomfortable questions about patriarch LK Advani's jibes at the Gujarat Chief Minister.
"There is a great sense of concern about the falling rupee. It is about to cross the Rs 62 to a dollar mark. The state of affairs of the Indian economy is very grave. But instead of focussing on this, the Congress Cabinet ministers, general secretaries and leaders attention have been on reacting impulsively to Modi. They are suffering from Modi-phobia," Sitharaman said.
BJP countered the contention of the Congress that the opposition should not speak against the Prime Minister's Independence Day speech, saying the ruling party is using all possible "alibis" to evade criticism.
"Congress always says this is not the appropriate time to talk about the issue whether it is a Maoist attack, beheading of soldiers, gouging the eyes of our army personnel or mutilation of their bodies by Pakistan," Sitharaman said.
The party rued that Congress leaders are using terms like ‘a frog which talks, a monkey, a snake that bites, merchants of death and even guttersnipe’ against Modi.
Sitharaman said not only Modi but even President Pranab Mukherjee had strongly criticized the government in his speech on the eve of Independence Day.
"One gets the impression that the Congress Ministers do not do their duty and instead react impulsively to Modi," she said.
"Congress reacts to Modi as if it has been stung by a high voltage wire," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.