Jaitley said this in his blog after Imran Masood, the Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur Lok Sabha seat, said Modi will be chopped into pieces. (Agencies)
"This is not an isolated case of an unacceptable attack on Narendra Modi. Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Prasad, Digvijay Singh, Mani Shankar Aiyar have all led attacks on Modi in improper language. It started with Sonia Gandhi's words 'Maut Ka Saudagar'," Jaitley said.
"The mindset behind these attacks being made in unacceptable language is that an abuse on Modi is an expression of aggressive secularism. Abuse on Modi has now graduated to intimidation. Those who indulged in these tactics were rejected in Gujarat. The Congress has got desperate at the centre in anticipation of defeat. Such tactics are not likely to work," he added.
Saharanpur Congress candidate Imran Masood has stirred up a controversy by threatening to “chop Narendra Modi into pieces”, inviting sharp criticism from BJP which termed the remark as “inflammatory” and sought strict action by the Election Commission (EC).
The video, which has gone viral on the web, shows Masood attacking Modi during an election rally in Saharanpur, saying he will “chop him into pieces”.
Jaitley said this in his blog after Imran Masood, the Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur Lok Sabha seat, said Modi will be chopped into pieces.