NEW DELHI, Nov 13 � The Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading the �poison� of communalism and asked partymen to fight those out to demolish Jawaharlal Nehru�s �liberal India�, intensifying the battle over his legacy, reports PTI.
While both Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi did not take the name of Modi, the reference was obvious when they spoke at a party function on the eve of the 125th birth anniversary of Nehru here.
Rahul Gandhi said that �angry� people are nowadays running the country and had a dig at Modi over the �Swachchta Abhiyan� saying �photo opportunities� are galore.
�These days, the foundation of love and brotherhood is being demolished. On one hand houses are being painted and roads are being cleaned. Photo opportunities are happening. Snaps are being taken. On the other hand, poison is being spread. The very foundations are being weakened,� Gandhi said.
In her speech made in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, Sonia Gandhi asked partymen to be united and strengthen the organisations and connect and fight those forces out to demolish Nehru�s vision of a liberal India.
�Massive attempts are on to destroy the vision of Nehru, the way he used to look at India. The forces, which are doing this are targeting not only his persona but also his ideology, his vision, his life-long contributions and struggle,� she said.