Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showing his need to prove his superiority by questioning Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and asserting that Kartarpur went to Pakistan due to the lack of wisdom of the leaders of that time.
In a Facebook post in Hindi, Rahul Gandhi said Modi was now questioning Patel and implying Kartarpur went to Pakistan due to the lack of wisdom of the leaders of that time. “What is in Prime Minister Modi’s mind has finally been articulated… to prove himself superior to others, he can demean Gandhi, Patel and other leaders,” the Gandhi scion said.
Notably, Rahul Gandhi’s attack on PM Modi comes a day after the prime minister alleged that Kartarpur went to Pakistan at the time of independence because Congress leaders of that time had no vision and did not respect Sikh sentiments.
Addressing a public rally on Tuesday in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh, Sikar and Jaipur, PM Modi said that their failure to arrange for Indians to visit the holy Sikh shrine of Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan despite ruling the country for seven decades shows the utter neglect and ignorance that the Congress has for Indian culture. “Correcting Congress’ mistakes was my destiny,” PM Modi added.
The foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district was laid last week.