Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader L K Advani on Monday declined to be drawn into the war of words between Priyanka Vadra and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, who dubbed the Congress party as a 125-year-old woman.
“These are young lads. I haven’t commented on them earlier. I don’t propose to comment on that now”, Advani said in reply to a question on Priyanka’s remarks in response to Modi’s comments.
Priyanka in reaction to Modi’s jibe likening the 125-year-old Congress to an old woman, had said “Does Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi or I look old to you”. She also dismissed Modi’s “gudiya” comment as ridiculous.
On the alleged “hate speech” made by Varun Gandhi, Advani said if the statement attributed to him was proved right then the party would disapprove of and dissociate from it.
However, there was a “double standard” involved in the way the case of Varun Gandhi was handled by those in authority, Advani said.