Digvijaya’s remarks come a day after Modi’s attack on the Prime Minister on Independence Day in Bhuj in Gujarat.
Latching on to L K Advani’s apparent disapproval of Narendra Modi’s no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday took potshots at the Gujarat Chief Minister saying his “abrasive hunger for power has no limits”.
“On Modi’s Independence (Day) Speech, I and Advani ji are on the same page. Modi’s abrasive hunger for power has no limits,” Singh wrote on microblogging site Twitter.
The Congress general secretary’s remarks come a day after Modi’s attack on the Prime Minister on Independence Day in Bhuj in Gujarat, which also drew an indirect rebuke from Advani.
The senior BJP leader, who has voiced reservations about the elevation of Modi as BJP’s national election campaign chief, had said that on a day like Independence Day, leaders should not be critical of others.
“I heard the Prime Minister today…Today on Independence Day, without criticising anybody, we all should realise that India has unlimited potential for the future,” Advani had said, striking a completely different note from Modi.
Backing Advani, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said there are 364 other days in the year to comment on the Prime Minister and that leaders should try to avoid politics on the occasion of Independence Day.
In his Independence Day speech, Modi had blamed the Prime Minister for not taking a strong stand on Pakistan, failing to revive the economy and for massive corruption in the country. He had also challenged the Prime Minister to a public debate on governance, saying the nation is “restless for change”.
Congress had on Thursday slammed Modi for attacking the Prime Minister, saying he was “so restless to become something big in the country” that he forgets that this is a day when political differences are forgotten.