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05/05/2019 3:46 PM IST | Updated 05/05/2019 3:49 PM IST

'Your Karma Awaits You': Rahul Gandhi's Response to Modi's 'Corrupt No.1' Jibe

Congress President's sister Priyanka Gandhi also joined in on Sunday. Termed it Modi's "unrestrained madness" for calling ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi 'Corrupt No. 1'.

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Congress President (Left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a file photo. 

NEW DELHI―Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday strongly responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe against their father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday where the latter called him “Brashtachari No.1” (Corrupt No.1).

“The battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you,” the Congress President wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

The Prime Minister who insults martyrs by asking for votes in the name of their martyrdom, in his unrestrained madness, insulted the martyrdom of a decent and pure man yesterday: Priyanka Gandhi

His sister Priyanka Gandhi was more aggressive in her response. “The Prime Minister who insults martyrs by asking for votes in the name of their martyrdom, in his unrestrained madness, insulted the martyrdom of a decent and pure man yesterday. The people of Amethi, for whom Rajiv Gandhi laid down his life, will respond appropriately. Yes Modiji, this country never pardons those who betray it,” she tweeted. 

On Saturday, Modi had said, “Your father was termed ‘Mr. Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Brashtachari No. 1’”. (Corrupt No.1) This was stated in response to the Congress President’s repeated criticism of the Prime Minister as corrupt. 

The war of words has come a day before the fifth phase of polling in the ongoing Lok Sabha election.