Congress slams Modi over his remarks on India’s first PM

Vastavam web: The Congress on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on Jawaharlal Nehru, saying compared to India’s first PM, he will remain “a pygmy” making irrelevant and noisy statements. Congress’ senior spokesperson Anand Sharma said it was ironical that Prime Minister Modi was “pretending” to be an expert on Nehru’s thinking and understanding of Indian farmers and agriculture crisis. “Sad that India has a prime minister who distorts and misrepresents facts and history,” Sharma said in a series of tweets. “He (Nehru) spoke of Kisan and against Zamindars and the formation of All India Kisan Sabha at the 1937 Congress session in Faizpur presided by Nehru,” Sharma said.

Nehru was a towering leader of freedom struggle and Modi’s barbs can never diminish his stature or belittle the sacrifices, he said. “Nehru was a gentle colossus and compared to him, Modi will remain a pygmy making irrelevant and noisy statements,” the Congress leader said. Addressing a rally in Jodhpur on Monday, Prime Minister Modi, in an indirect but obvious reference to Nehru, had said the leader who wore a rose knew about gardens but not farmers or farming.