It all started while addressing a rally in Chhatisgarh. To make things interesting, our Prime Minister attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi by asking, “Did Your Nana-Nani Lay Water Pipes?” P. Chidambaram and Kapil Sibbal replied the jibe by digging out the history of RSS.
Party leader Kapil Sibal, in an apparent dig at BJP’s ideological mentor RSS, tweeted that the party’s ancestors were siding with the British when Jawahar Lal Nehru was laying the foundation of a modern India.
“Modiji asks Rahulji : ‘Did your Nana Nani Dada Dadi lay water pipelines? Ask how you got drinking water at platform? When you were young, Nehruji laid the foundation of a modern industrial India. But your party’s Nana Nanis Dada Dadis collaborated with the British,” he wrote on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi poked the Hornet’s nest at a rally in Ambikapur. He said that the Congress that had governed India for most of its independent history had strived to improve the fortunes of the Nehru-Gandhi family rather than develop the country.
Why didn’t you do it for 100 years? You were around for four generations but why didn’t you do it? Can you answer that? Did you lay down water pipelines? Did your nana-nani, dada-dadi (grandparents) lay it down? And did Raman Singh come and destroy it? First you give us an account of why you did not do it. Then come and ask us why we couldn’t.
Congress leader P Chidamabaram also slammed the Prime Minister in a series of tweets. He mentioned the lineage of Congress presidents post-Independence and later slammed him to find time to talk about important issues.
It seems that Congress is taking the support of History to malign the image of RSS-supported-BJP, which they tried to build brick by brick on ‘historical background’ only. The weapon is old but the usage is new.