Khurshid's remark on Modi highly condemnable, says Sabir Ali
Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali on Wednesday criticized External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for calling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ''impotent''.
"There could be differences between the political ideologies but using such languages is not acceptable. It is worst to use such languages," Ali said.
Khurshid's fresh salvo against the BJP prime ministerial candidate at a rally in Farrukhabad came as he raised questions on the Gujarat Chief Minister's handling of the post-Godhra riots in 2002. .
Without taking the name of Modi, Khurshid asked why a man who aspires to be the prime minister of the country could not do anything during the 2002 riots.
"Some people came, attacked and went, and you couldn't protect. Are you not a strong man?," he asked.
"We don't accuse you of killing people... Hamara aarop hai ki tum 'napunsak'(impotent) ho. (Our accusation is that you are impotent). You couldn't stop the killers," he added.
(Posted on 26-02-2014)