NEW DELHI, Sept 28 - Congress and BJP clashed over Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s remarks in the US with the Opposition party accusing him of dragging the political narrative to the �gutter level� by trading barbs at it and Robert Vadra, and the ruling party retorting by targeting Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.
In a no-holds-barred attack, Congress said Modi needs �very serious counselling�.
Congress senior spokesman Anand Sharma also sought an independent inquiry into organisation of public events for the PM during his foreign tours and the source of �millions of dollars� required for hosting them.
Hitting back, BJP said Congress has become the voice of �untruth, malice and utter frustration� and wondered if it had become �trapped in an inept leadership�.
In his speech in San Jose, Modi made a veiled attack on the UPA regime on corruption and took a swipe at Vadra, the Congress president�s son-in-law, saying there were allegations of politicians and their families making crores of rupees while his Government has no graft charge.
�In our country it doesn�t take much for allegations to come up against politicians... Someone made Rs 50 crores, someone�s son made Rs 250 crores, (someone�s) daughter made Rs 500 crores, (someone�s) damaad (son-in-law) made Rs 1,000 crores,� Modi said.
Referring to Modi getting emotional and breaking down while talking about his mother, the Congress spokesman said, �true to his characteristic style, the PM once again engaged in theatrics, emotion and drama, making boastful claims�. � PTI