Expressing his views on Twitter, Jaitley referred to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s ‘Maut ka Saudagar’ and ‘Zeher ki Kheti’ remarks aimed at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

 “Rahul Gandhi against personal attacks. What about ‘Maut ka Saudagar’ and ‘Zeher ki Kheti’-comments of his mother?” he said on the microblogging site.

Hitting out at Modi, Sonia had earlier called him ‘Maut ka Saudgar’ (merchant of death). She recently charged the saffron party of bowing ‘seeds of poison’ and instigating violence in the country.

Earlier on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi took an exception of personal attacks on Opposition leaders, indicating that the Congress leadership is not happy with Mani Shankar Aiyar's recent ‘chaiwala’ jibe at Modi.
"It is wrong to make personal attacks on opposition," the Congress vice-president told a meeting of party spokespersons called to elicit suggestions on how best to get the message of Congress across to people in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

He, however, did not name Aiyar.
The Congress vice-president’s advisory came at a time when the BJP is exploiting Aiyar's jibe at Modi to the hilt to reach out to the voters. It has announced the launch of a campaign that will allow people to engage with Modi over a cup of tea.
At the AICC meeting held in New Delhi on January 17, Aiyar had said that Modi would not become Prime Minister but could certainly serve tea at the meeting.


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