Karnataka BJP Leader Says Nobody Believes Modi’s Remarks Against Rajiv Gandhi Who Led an Exemplary Political Life
"Modi’s remarks were not relevant…He should not have said that."
BJP Lok Sabha Candidate from the Chamarajanagar constituency in Karnataka, Srinivasa Prasad, said on 8 May that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks about former PM Rajiv Gandhi are irrelevant and unwarranted.
Economic Times reported that Prasad said, “Modi’s remarks were not relevant. I had known Rajiv Gandhi from close quarters. No one in the country will agree with him on that. He should not have said that.”
Srinivasa Prasad, who was a former Congress Minister, said that the Delhi High Court had cleared Gandhi of any corruption charges.
He went on to reportedly say that Rajiv Gandhi was known as “Mr.Clean.”
Prasad added, “He shouldered a very big responsibility by becoming PM at a very young age, and led an exemplary political life.”
ANI reported Prasad saying, “LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) planned and assassinated Rajiv Gandhi. He did not die due to corruption allegations. Nobody believes that, even I don’t believe it. I have lot of respect for Modi ji, but it was not necessary for him to speak against Rajiv Gandhi.”
Srinivasa Prasad, BJP: LTTE planned & assassinated Rajiv Gandhi. He did not die due to corruption allegations. Nobody believes that, even I don’t believe it. I have lot of respect for Modi ji, but it was not necessary for him to speak against Rajiv Gandhi. pic.twitter.com/RDWsEglqSd
— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019
Prasad is a prominent Dalit leader in old Mysuru region. He represented Chamarajanagar in the past from the Congress and JD(U) and was a Food and Civil Supplies Minister under the Vajpayee government.
Modi had even campaigned for Prasad in Mysuru on April 9.
While speaking at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh constituency on May 4, Modi, addressing Rahul Gandhi, had said: “Your father (Rajiv Gandhi) was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No 1.”’