Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism of the late Rajiv Gandhi that he had used a naval warship as a personal taxi for vacation in Lakshadweep, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said that if Modi had a family he would also have done that.
“Any Prime Minister would do so but this Prime Minister has no family. If he had a family, then he would also be going there. But he goes alone because he has no connect with a family or any respect for family values,” he told ANI.
Sharma responded to Modi’s attack that INS Viraat was used as a “personal taxi” by Gandhi family for 10 days while they were vacationing at an island in Lakshadweep in the late eighties.
Accusing the Gandhi family of compromising with national security, Modi had claimed during a public rally in Delhi that Indian Navy personnel were stationed at the island in service of late Rajiv Gandhi and his family.