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Congress Compares Venkaiah Naidu To Man Who Flattered Indira Gandhi

Congress Compares Venkaiah Naidu To Man Who Flattered Indira Gandhi

The Congress today took many jabs at Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "God's gift to India."

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi compared it to Congress leader Dev Kant Baruah's "India is Indira and Indira is India" remark in the 70s, for which he was lampooned for years.

"When Baruah symbolically said Indira was india and india was Indira he was castigated; is Naidu's chant abt Modi being god's gift much diff?" Mr Singhvi tweeted.

Mr Baruah was the president of the Congress during Emergency and is chiefly remembered for his sycophancy to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Mr Singhvi also tweeted in a reference to Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, "Jaya's cabinet prostrates with idolatry & fawning flattery condemned; Wht of whole modi cabinet (eg Naidu &Swaraj) paying verbal obeisance?"

At a daily media briefing, another Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari remarked that the "jury is still out on whether the Prime Minister is God's gift to India or God's gift to the oligarchs of India."

Mr Naidu was moving a political resolution at the two-day BJP national executive held over the weekend, when he hailed PM Modi as a "God's gift to India" and a "messiah for the poor".

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