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Your Dada Dadis Sided With British: Kapil Sibal Hits Back at Modi

PM Modi had targeted Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Chattisgarh, and asked if his ‘nana nani’ laid water pipes.

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Senior Congress Leader Kapil Sibal hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on Rahul Gandhi.
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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday, 17 November, hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe at Rahul Gandhi, and said that his party’s ancestors were siding with the British government while Jawaharlal Nehru was laying the foundation of ‘modern industrial India’.

PM Modi had attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi a day before at a rally in Chattisgarh’s Ambikapur. He asked the Congress to give an account of what four generations of Gandhi family had done for the nation.

“They are roaming around giving speeches here. What has (CM) Raman Singh done? He has not done this, not done that. I want to ask them. When did you realise that all this must happen? When you were sitting for four generations, why did you not do it? Did you lay a water pipeline somewhere? Did your Nana Nani Dada Dadi lay them? And Raman Singh uprooted them?...  Why are you fooling the country? First you must give an account of why you did not do anything.”
PM Modi as quoted by The Indian Express

Sibal took to Twitter for his retort on the PM’s comments.

He later intensified his attack, and questioned whether the prime minister knew anything about the history of India.

“I don’t think PM ponders over what he says. I want to ask the PM who built the Hirakud dam, Sardar Sarovar dam, Tehri dam, Bhakra dam? The dada- dadi of Modi ji or his party? Does he know anything about the history of India?”
Kapil Sibal to ANI

He added that ‘they’ (the party’s ancestors) collaborated with the British during the 1942 Quint-India movement.

“They were the ones who were collaborating with the British. In the 1942 Quit-India movement they sided with the British. That was the conduct of their dad-dadis and nana-nanis. Unfortunately he doesn’t even know about his own dada-dadis, I wish he did.”
Kapil Sibal to ANI
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P Chidambaram Takes a Dig at PM Modi

Earlier on Saturday, Former Union Minister P Chidambaram too hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting the Congress, reminding him of the party's legacy by listing fifteen names of its presidents from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had at the same rally in Chhattisgarh challenged the Congress party to make someone from outside the Gandhi family the party chief at least for five years in order for him to believe the legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

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