Rahul has a prayer for prime minister

Rahul has a prayer for prime minister

Rahul has a prayer for prime minister

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by reading out a prayer to “lead him from ignorance to truth”.

Rahul’s tweets comes a day after Modi claimed that the BJP had suffered more adversities in Independent India than the Congress did during the British rule.

“Modiji a prayer for you: ‘Asatoma Sadgamaya Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya Om Shanti Shanti Shanti’,” the Congress vice president said in Twitter quoting a hymn from the Upanishads.

“Lead me from ignorance to truth – from darkness to light – from death to immortality. Let there be peace for all living creatures,” he said offering a translation.

Congress leaders, however, were not so subtle. AICC senior spokesman Anand Sharma wanted Modi to apologise to the nation for the “insults he had heaped” on the freedom fighters by making the remarks on Thursday.

“It does not behove the Prime Minister of India to lower the dignity of his office by making a statement which is factually incorrect and insult to the freedom fighters, to leaders of the national struggle – Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and thousands of others,” he said.

Hitting back at Modi, Sharma accused the Jan Sangh and RSS of being “collaborators” of the British during the freedom struggle.

He also quoted from a letter written by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee to then Bengal Governor on how to combat the Quit India movement.

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