The war of words between the two parties appeared to touch a new low with the Gujarat Chief Minister talking of a 'serial of Saas, Bahu and Damaad', an oblique reference to Robert Vadra's relationship with Sonia Gandhi and the ruling party wondering whether Modi was a "villain (Khalnayak)".

"And is he like Khalnayak? There was also that a film named Khalnayak. Khalnayak serial is also running. Ask him about that," Union Minister Salman Khurshid said.

He was talking to reporters at the AICC headquarters after the Congress president Sonia Gandhi hoisted the national flag there.

"Nepotism used to be the core of corruption in olden days TV serials...With passage of time it has changed. A new TV serial of Mama and Bhanja came in corruption and now its moving towards a serial of Saas, Bahu and Damaad," the Gujarat Chief Minister said in Bhuj.

While Khurshid advised Modi to desist from "patting his back", another Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad sought to dismiss attempts of comparison between Modi and the Prime Minister by quipping, "If today I say that I am bigger than (Barack) Obama, people will call me mad."

Azad also referred to a Hindi proverb to reject any comparison between the Prime Minister and Modi, wondering, "How can any CM give a challenge to PM. Where is the comparison between Raja Bhoj and Gangu."


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