Citing the attacks on the Nehru-Gandhi family by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha 2019 campaign, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday vowed that he will not insult Modi's parents in return.
"Narendra Modi talks of hatred, insults my father (late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi), speaks about my grandmother (late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi), my great-grandfather (former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru) but I will, all my life, will never speak about his family or his parents. I will die but never insult his mother or father," he said at rallies for party candidates in Neemuch area of Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur, Tarana in Ujjain and Khandwa parliamentary constituencies.
"I am not a member of the RSS or the BJP, but of the Congress. They (Modi and the BJP) may send as much hate and anger they want my way, but I will answer it with love. I will embrace him warmly. We will defeat Modi with love. We defeated him in and the BJP Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh with love," he said.
On former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's questioning of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government's farmer loans waiver, Gandhi again cited how Chouhan's own brother and relatives had benefitted from it.
"Congress has waived loans of everyone, we treat everyone with love... be it someone from the BJP or the Congress, everyone eligible has had their loans waived.
"If Narendra Modi has a 56-inch chest, we have a 56-inch heart," he said.