Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today said that he will file a defamation case in Patna High Court, against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his alleged “all thieves have Modi in their surnames” comment.
He alleged that Rahul Gandhi has hurt the sentiments of crores of people with Modi surname. The Deputy Chief Minister said, “He (Rahul Gandhi) has referred to crores of people with ‘Modi’ surname as ‘chor’ and hurt their sentiments.” He asked whether it is a crime to have used the title. “Is it a crime to have ‘Modi’ surname?” he asked.
Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Maharashtra on Monday, asked how come all “thieves” have Modi as the common surname as he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of corruption.
“But tell me one thing…Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi…how come they all have Modi as a common name. How come all the thieves have Modi as the common name?” Gandhi had asked.