New Delhi: As the government continues to tighten its noose around Robert Vadra, businessman and Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the government’s elaborate two-year celebrations.

“I have never seen anything like this before. A prime minister is a prime minister of the country and he is not a shehanshah (monarch). When there is poverty, drought and farmers are troubled, in such times such a show is not correct," she said in reply to a question on the two-year celebration of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), according to NDTV.

“This is a part of the conspiracy of Congress-mukt Bharat, everyday news stories are spun," she said in reply to a question on attacks on the Gandhi family.

“This is also a conspiracy. What does Congress-mukt Bharat mean? Every day they make different excuses and make false allegations. If anything of this is true, then there should be investigations without any bias, let things get clear," she said in response to a question on allegations against Vadra.

This is the first time Gandhi has spoken since the party lost power in the key states of Assam and Kerala.

The comment comes as the Central government has begun investigation into a controversial deal by Vadra. According to a report by NDTV, the probe is to determine if a controversial arms dealer bought a “benami" or proxy-owned mansion in London for him in 2009.

This is not the first time that Gandhi has attacked PM Modi. In the run-up to the Gujarat assembly elections in 2007, Gandhi had referred to then Gujarat chief minister Modi as “maut ka saudagar" (merchant of death).