Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi disrespected his mentor L.K. Advani as he removed him from the BJP’s centre-stage, indicating that Modi “does not respect anyone but himself”.
Addressing a public rally in Sadar under the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat during campaigning for party candidate J.P. Agarwal, Gandhi said being a Congressmen, he has only “love for Modi” despite the Prime Minister having insulted his father Rajiv Gandhi.
In a dramatic fashion, he asked the crowd: “Who fought with the Chowkidar (Modi)?” The crowd cheered his name, but Gandhi rejected it, saying: “Not Rahul Gandhi but workers of the Congress party. You all give me strength. I am your voice. I am not Modi… the ‘Chowkidar’ insulted his guru (mentor). He disrespected and thrown his mentor Advani out from the centre-stage.”