A young man from Amethi has sent a letter written in blood to the Election Commission seeking a directive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abstain from making objectionable comments that hurt the sentiments of the people.
Manoj Kashyap of Shahgarh in Amethi has written that he was ‘traumatised’ by the statements of the Prime Minister against late Rajiv Gandhi.
He has written that the former Prime Minister lowered the voting age to 18 years, implemented the Panchayati Raj system and brought in the computer revolution in the country.
“Former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee had also praised Rajiv Gandhi in an article,” he pointed out.
He further writes that for the people of Amethi anyone who insults Rajiv Gandhi is akin to those who assassinated him.
Kashyap wrote that Rajiv Gandhi lives on in the hearts of the people of Amethi and also the country and the Prime Minister must be directed not to make such remarks against the late leader.
The reference was obviously to the Prime Minister referring to late Rajiv Gandhi as ‘Bhrashtachari No I’ in a recent election rally.
PM Modi, taking a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh on Saturday, had said: “Your father was termed ‘Mr. Clean’ by his courtiers but his life ended as ‘bhrashtachari’ (corrupt) number 1.”
PM Modi was referring to the Bofors scam.
His remark came following Gandhi’s incessant attacks on him regarding allegations of corruption in the Rafale jet deal.
Rahul Gandhi responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism of his father with a “huge hug” and a reminder of “karma” in a tweet.
Gandhi’s sister and Rajiv Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, too, slammed the PM for the remarks.
The Congress leaders described PM Modi as a “sick man” and “psychopath” a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Rajiv Gandhi a “corrupt” politician.
Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991, had got a clean chit in the Bofors scam from the court. The court said there was no evidence that he accepted bribes.
Kashyap further said that his letter had no political overtones and he felt emotionally connected to the late leader.
The letter has been shared on the Twitter handle of Congress MLC Deepak Singh.
स्वर्गीय राजीव गाँधी जी के मोदी के अपमान जनक टिप्पणी पर अमेठी के इस नवजवान ने निर्वाचन आयोग को चुनाव सम्पन्न होने के बाद खून से लिखा पत्र। pic.twitter.com/tEHTLZ1oRN
— Deepak Singh (@DeepakSinghINC) May 7, 2019
The Congress had earlier moved the Election Commission seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the poll code with his comments on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The Election Commission has given a clean chit to PM Modi in as many as six complaints of violating the model code of conduct.
(With inputs from IANS)