Don't appreciate 'impotent' remarks: Rahul
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he condemns the "impotent" remarks made by External Affairs Minister and party leader Salman Khurshid against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.
"I condemn the remark. I do not appreciate this kind of language," said Gandhi.
Khurshid on Wednesday defended his "impotent" remark on Modi.
"I am not questioning Modi's sexuality. We often use the word 'impotent' in Hindi and English. In fact, I have borrowed the word from media channels. When someone fails to do something, he is called impotent," Khurshid said.
Khurshid has started a political storm by calling Modi an 'impotent' man.
Targetting Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots, Khurshid said: "I want to ask only one question - you (Modi) claim to be such a strong and powerful man and wish to be the PM, but you could not protect the people of Godhra?"
"Some people came, attacked and went away, and you just did nothing. We are not accusing you of killing people. Hamara aarop hai ki tum napunsak ho. (Our accusation is that you are impotent). You couldn't stop the killers," Khurshid said at a rally at his Lok Sabha constituency Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
(Posted on 27-02-2014)