PM’s Rajiv jibe: Why double standard, Jaitley asks Congress

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday attacked the Congress for referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “chor” (thief) but crying hoarse when the Prime Minister called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi “corrupt”.

In a tweet, Arun Jaitley asked the Congress if there are two model codes of conduct — they can call the Prime Minister thief but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cannot call a former PM corrupt.

In a tweet on Monday, the Union Finance Minister said: “The Congress and its President can call an honest Prime Minister ‘Chor’. No Model Code of Conduct is preventing that. If the PM calls the Congress legacy as ‘Corrupt No. 1’, the Congress complains that the Model Code of Conduct is violated. Are there two Model Codes of Conduct?”

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