Tharoor says Priyanka never referred to caste in her speech

New Delhi, May 7: Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had never used caste in her speech, but instead, had attacked the debased words being used by the BJP in recent weeks, which was unacceptable to her.

“It is an opportunistic exploitation by Modi of the phrase ‘neech rajneeti’. It had nothing to do with his caste. It is a naked appeal for votes on the basis of caste. He (Modi) was telling the OBCs to vote for caste. His (Modi) words are a reflection of what he feels about caste. Tharoor said at a press conference here.

Priyanka had claimed that Modi had insulted her father and late Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi by calling him arrogant, and reminding the public of how he alleged humiliated former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, T. Anjaiah, at the airport when he was an office bearer of the party.

Priyanka said people of Amethi will not forgive BJP for its ‘low-level politics’.

Retorting to Priyanka’s comment, Modi said the Congress targeted his humble origins because it couldn’t deal with the truth. (ANI)