More than 200 Delhi University teachers have issued a public statement condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making “derogatory and untrue” remarks about former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
Their statement came after PM Modi in a rally on Saturday targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi for tarnishing his image over Rafale deal and said that your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as “corrupt number 1″.
The Delhi University teacher’s letter reads, “PM Modi has lowered the dignity of the office of the prime minister by making derogatory and untrue remarks about the late Rajivji, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation.”
Writer Sadhavi Khosla was among the first to share the letter. She tweeted about the Delhi University teachers’ letter on Monday night.
“Hundreds of Delhi University Teachers condemn PM @narendramodi for false and crude remarks on former PM Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi. @PMOIndia. The statement is signed by Aditya Narayan Mishra, President of DUTA and 200 DU Teachers,” Khosla tweeted.
Khosla further said, “Dear Modiji, if you want to rake up 1984 riots and want to fight the remaining election on that than the other side can also start on 2002 riots. You’re constantly insulting the assassinated former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Why? To settle scores with the Gandhis- don’t demean a Martyr.”
“No MP whether in govt or Opposition, seemed to think of Rajiv as personally corrupt. All were shaken by the brutal assassination of a fine human being and grieved over it. Writes Rajmohan Gandhi who contested against #RajivGandhi from Amethi in 1989,” she added.
The statement has also been tweeted by Congress leader Sam Pitroda.
“Statement by over 200 Delhi University Teachers condemning Narendra Modi for his remarks on the late Rajiv Gandhi with actual signatures… Sharing some of them here,” Pitroda said.