Priyank Kharge, the son of Mallikarjun Kharge, the party's president, came under fire from Union minister Nityanand Rai on Monday for making “highly objectionable and abusive” comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Congress politician, who is also a member of the outgoing legislature in election-bound Karnataka, used the phrase “Naalaayak” (good for nothing), prompting Rai, the Union Minister of State for Home, to respond.
“The son of Mallikarjun Kharge has shown his culture by hurling abuse at Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the top BJP official said in a statement to PTI.
Former head of the BJP's Bihar branch Rai remarked, “The remarks are highly objectionable for which even a thousand apologies would not be enough.”
Additionally, he tweeted a few times, alleging that the “special family of the Congress” was behind the insults directed at the prime minister.
Although Mallikarjun Kharge and his son may have spoken, Rai tweeted that the Nehru-Gandhi family's vocabulary should be held accountable by the public.
Notably, the BJP, which is attempting to overcome the anti-incumbency factor in Karnataka, has used the accusations of “abuses” levelled against the PM into a campaign platform.