NEW DELHI, Jan 3 � BJP today reacted angrily to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh�s attack on Narendra Modi, saying it was unfortunate as the party�s PM candidate has come out unscathed after going through unprecedented legal scrutiny not experienced by any leader in independent India, reports PTI.
�Using such a phrase against Modi (that he will be disastrous for the country as premier) does not add to the dignity of the PM office... If the dirty tricks department of the Congress had used such language, it is understandable,� Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley told reporters here.
He said using such a phrase was regrettable as besides Modi �no one else in India since 1947 has gone through such a scrutiny involving the Police, Supreme Court, an SIT probe ordered by the SC and a Commission of Inquiry�.
He scoffed at the Prime Minister for his remarks that whatever corruption had happened was in UPA-I and after that the Congress has won the last Lok Sabha elections in 2009. �The Prime Minister has manufactured a new logic. Electoral sanction to a corrupt government wipes out an allegation. First time, a Prime Minister has given such a logic... I feel sorry,� he said.