New Delhi: Retorting to BJP’s demand for apology over his comparison of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Monkies, Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia has said that monkeys helped Ram to defeat the demon king Ravana and there should be no reason for BJP to be upset over his comments. In his latest tweet, Modhwadia has said that objecting this comparison is an insult to both the monkeys and Lord Ram.   

Earlier, the Gujarat Congress chief had compared Chief Minister Narendra Modi to a monkey.

Reacting to Modhwadia’s comments, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar had said, "It is disrespect of the whole state of Gujarat and voters of Gujarat will give a befitting reply through the ballot for the use of such filthy language. The Congress should apologise to the nation and to the people of Gujarat."

"We ask Congress chief Sonia Gandhi if she approves of such language."He said the Congress was frustrated as Gujarat had become an icon for development, good governance and a non-corrupt regime.The comments come a day after a poll rally in Gujarat -- elections are due next month -- where Modhwadia compared Modi to a monkey and Manmohan Singh to a lion. Though no names were taken, the meaning was clear. He talked of a monkey challenging the king of jungle to a duel from the top of a tree. "The king of the jungle will not climb the tree but the monkey will have to come down to the land some time," he was quoted as saying. BJP has already filed a complaint against him with the Election Commission.


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