A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview as "staged" saying it was conducted by a "pliable journalist", Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called Gandhi "the Grandson of the 'Emergency dictator'."
Taking to Twitter, Jaitley wrote: "The Grandson of the 'Emergency dictator' displays his real DNA - attacks and intimidates an independent Editor".
The Grandson of the ‘Emergency dictator’ displays his real DNA – attacks and intimidates an independent Editor.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) January 3, 2019
In another tweet, he said, "Why are the pseudo-liberals silent? Waiting for the Editors Guild's response."
Why are the pseudo liberals silent? Waiting for the Editors guild’s response.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) January 3, 2019
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi described Modi's interview to a news agency as "staged" and said that it was conducted by a pliable journalist.
Smita Prakash, the news editor, who interviewed Modi, described the Congress leader's remarks as a "cheap shot" saying she was asking questions and not answering.
"Dear Rahul Gandhi, cheap shot at your press conference to attack me. I was asking questions, not answering. You want to attack Modi, go ahead but downright absurd to ridicule me. Not expected of a President of the oldest political party in the country," she tweeted.
(With agency inputs)