Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday slammed Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s ‘Shahenshah’ jibe and said the party chief, rather than giving names for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, should clear her stand on allegations levelled against her son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Javadekar told ANI, “Our Prime Minister is behaving most democratically and to call him Shahenshah is insulting the institution, but beside that the important point is there are some allegations made by the media with some proofs, email trails. So you have to answer those specific queries instead of calling names. You should answer what is happening, that is the responsibility of the Congress.”
Gandhi, retorting to allegations levelled against Vadra, on Tuesday said the PM Modi led-NDA government is resorting to new lows everyday to achieve their target of 'Congress free India' and dared the Centre to launch a probe.
"All allegations levelled against my family by the opposition are an attempt to attain their goal of Congress free India. All of it is a conspiracy. Every day they are resorting to new lows, every day they are levelling some new allegations," Sonia said.
Gandhi also criticised the two year bash celebrated by the NDA cadre and termed the event which took place at India gate last week as unethical.
"I have never seen anything of this sort in my entire life. A prime Minister is a Prime Minister not a Shahenshah (emperor). At a time when the nation is reeling under drought and is suffering from poverty, such celebrations are not ethical," Gandhi said.