Manoj Kashyap, a Congress worker from Amethi, has written a letter using his own blood to the Election Commission, seeking action against PM Modi over his Bhrashtachari (corrupt) no 1, remark on former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
In his letter, Manoj Kashyap, who is also a village head, said he was “traumatised” by Modi’s comments against the late PM and requested the EC to prevent Modi from making comments that “hurt the sentiments of the people”.
Kashyap said in his letter that Rajiv Gandhi lowered the voting age to 18 years, implemented the Panchayati Raj system and brought in computer revolution in the country. He also pointed out that late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had praised Rajiv Gandhi.
Kashyap went on to say that anyone who insults Rajiv Gandhi is equal to those who assassinated him. “By calling him Bhrashtachari, the Prime Minister hurt the sentiments of crores of people in the country. People of Amethi are angry and I am writing this letter in blood because emotions of Amethi are connected with Rajiv Gandhi,” he said and added that there was no political agenda behind the letter.
At an election rally in Pratapgarh constituency on May 4, reacting to allegations in Rafale fighter jet deal levelled against him by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Modi said, “Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers but his life ended as Bhrashtachari (corrupt) No 1.”