“Arrogance Was The End Of Duryodhana,” Priyanka Warns PM Modi
New Delhi: The congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, hitting out at PM Narendra Modi’s comments against her father Rajiv Gandhi, said “the same kind of arrogance caused the downfall of Duryodhan”.
Likening the Prime Minister to the main villain of the epic Mahabharata, the Congress leader also warned that the country has never forgiven arrogance.
Priyanka Gandhi , Rahul, the Congress President and several opposition leaders have condemned PM Modi’s comment that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s life had ended as “Bhrastachari (corrupt) Number 1”.
Priyanka said, This country has never forgiven arrogance, History proves of this. Mahabharat is also proof of this. This kind of arrogance was in Duryodhan too.
When Lord Krishna went to him and put the reality in front of him and tried to talk to him, he tried to capture Lord Krishna too,” Mrs Priyanka Vadra said at a rally in Haryana’s Ambala to campaign for the national election.
She also recited a poem’s lines written by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar from ‘Krishna Ki Chetawani’ (The Warning of Krishna), where says that wisdom is the first casualty before someone’s downfall.
Priyanka Gandhi further challenged PM Modi and said that if the prime minister had the “courage”, he should fight the Lok Sabha election on development, jobs, farmers and women’s safety.
As you know PM Modi had dared the Congress to fight the election on Rajiv Gandhi’s image.
The reaction from the BJP was quick. Its president Amit Shah said in Bengal’s Bishnupur: “Priyanka just called PM Modi Duryodhan’. Priyanka ji, this is democracy, nobody becomes ‘Duryodhana’ just because you called them so. The country will decide on May 23 who is Duryodhan and who is Arjuna.”
Last month, CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury had compared PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to Duryodhan and his brother Dushasan, the oldest of the 100 Kaurav brothers who incited the battle of the Mahabharata to snatch power from their righteous cousins, the five Pandavas.