Congress has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as being in grip of “Rahul phobia” and said he has made a “mockery of democracy” by making “petty-minded jibes” in his political speech on President’s address in Parliament, never done in the past. “Prime Minister Shri Modi seems to be in the grip of what I can describe as ‘Rahul phobia’. It is an acute disease. It has now attained the size of an epidemic as far as the BJP and the Prime Minister are concerned,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.
Singhvi said that the Prime Minister’s speech was “devoid of substance” as he lost the opportunity of clearing doubts of people that were raised through questions posed by Congress and Rahul Gandhi, which he never answered.
“In what has now become a characteristic habit of the Prime Minister, he again made a mockery of democracy and Parliament. In a response to President’s address, this kind of political petty-fogging, petty-minded jobs is neither the culture nor the occasion, nor the manner and style sanctified and hallowed in the almost 70 years of Indian Democracy,” he said.