Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi launched a vitriolic attack on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday, a day after she entered active politics, saying the Congress was feeling happy “over the induction of a woman with a tainted life partner”.
In a tweet, the senior BJP leader also scoffed at Priyanka Gandhi’s resemblance with her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
“If a person could become as capable as someone else merely by resembling him or her, by now we would have had many more Virat Kohlis and Amitabh Bachchans. Duplicates do not work in politics. Priyanka Gandhi might resemble Indira Gandhi, but there is a big difference,” Mr Modi said.
While speaking about Priyanka Gandhi’s husband and businessman Robert Vadra, Sushil Modi also spoke about Indira Gandhi’s spouse Feroze Gandhi.
The deputy chief minister said Feroze Gandhi was a good orator and an upright parliamentarian “who had the guts to speak against his powerful father-in-law”, Jawaharlal Nehru.