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'Ekalavya cut off his right thumb on Guru's demand, BJP leaders cut down their Gurus': Rahul Gandhi takes a jibe at PM Modi

Referring to senior BJP leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Jaswant Singh, the Gandhi scion tweeted a video, taking a dig at the prime minister.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 13, 2018 0:04 IST ]

Rahul Gandhi

Ekalavya cut off his right thumb on his Guru's demand, but BJP cuts down its own Gurus, Rahul Gandhi taunted PM Modi on Tuesday alleging that his party has humiliated veteran leaders. 

Referring to senior BJP leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Jaswant Singh, the Gandhi scion tweeted a video, taking a dig at the prime minister.

"Ekalavya cut off his right thumb because his Guru demanded it. In the BJP, they cut down their own Gurus. Humiliating Vajpayeeji, Advaniji, Jaswant Singhji and their families is the Prime Minister’s way of protecting Indian culture," he wrote on Twitter. 

Earlier in the day, the Congress president accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of insulting his "mentor" L K Advani despite Hinduism teaching how a "guru" was the most important person in an individual's life. 

Addressing a rally of party workers in Mumbai, Gandhi said Modi did not treat his guru (Advani) with respect even at official functions. 

"Everybody knows who is the guru and mentor of Modi -- L K Advani. But the Prime Minister doesn't accord respect to him even at official functions. It is me who follows protocol and I am always with him (Advani) during (such) events," he said. 

"Today I feel very sad for Advani ji. The Congress party has given him more respect than Modi ji has," he said. 

The Congress president said his party fought and defeated Advani in 2004 and 2009 parliamentary elections. "Now it is the Congress and our party's ideology which give respect to Advani," Gandhi said. 

Gandhi said he was the first to pay a visit to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after his hospitalisation yesterday. "We believe Vajpayee has contributed to the country," he said.

Watch full video: Here's what Rahul Gandhi said

 

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