Bengaluru: Launching an all-out attack against the Congress party after an old tweet of hers on the name 'Modi' went viral today, actor and BJP leader Khushbu Sundar said it exposed how desperate the opposition party was.
The 2018 tweet of the National Commission for Women (NCW) member has gone viral and she has not deleted the post.
"Not only does it show how desperate they (Congress party) are, but it exposes their level of ignorance on the issue they are raking up," she told PTI.
Sundar, also BJP national executive committee member who had quit the Congress party and joined the saffron organisation in 2020 had posted a tweet in 2018 saying "...Let's change the meaning of #Modi to corruption..suits better."
Yahan #Modi wahan #Modi jahan dekho #Modi..lekin yeh kya?? Har #Modi ke aage #bhrashtachaar surname laga hua hai..toh baat ko no samjho..#Modi mutlab #bhrashtachaar..let's change the meaning of #Modi to corruption..suits better..#Nirav #Lalit #Namo = corruption..👌👌😊😊— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) February 15, 2018
In the wake of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification over his equating the surname Modi to "thieves" the party was quick to pick on Khushbu's old tweet.
Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi via a Twitter post on Saturday morning, "will you make one of your disciples named Modi file a defamation case against Khushbu Sundar too?"
मोदी जी @narendramodi क्या आप @khushsundar पर भी मान हानि का मुक़दमा मोदी नाम वाले अपने किसी शिष्य से दायर करवाएँगे? अब तो वे @BJP4India की सदस्य हैं। देखते हैं। धन्यवाद @zoo_bear @INCIndia @RahulGandhi https://t.co/qIibuycY6n— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 25, 2023
"I have never deleted any of the tweets on my timeline and I will not do so now," Sundar said.
I will not delete my tweet. It’s out there. There are many more. Pls use your time, as CONgress is absolutely jobless, to dig out a few more. BTW I like to see how the CONgress is putting me and @RahulGandhi on the same platform. I like the fact that I have earned enough name n…— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) March 25, 2023
She asked "what are the Congress leaders trying to do by picking on me? Are they equating me to Rahul Gandhi?" Explaining her 2018 tweet, Khushbu said "I was in Congress party then and I was only performing my duty as the spokesperson of the Congress. This is the language we were supposed to speak and that is exactly what I was doing. I was following the party leader. This is his language."
How more desperate can they be!! A 5 yr old tweet is what now @INCIndia is taking to defend themselves? I as a spokesperson for the CONgress than was speaking the same language of @RahulGandhi . Just followed the line of this man. Why raise a question to my party? File a case on…— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) March 25, 2023
Asked if she saw nothing wrong in insulting the 'Modi' surname, she said, "Rahul Gandhi has stooped down to the level calling all Modis as thieves, I have only used the term 'Corruption'.
The Congress party is incapable of seeing the difference. But if they have the guts, I challenge the Congress leaders to file a case against me and I will face them legally." Sundar also pointed out that the Congress Party never liked her appreciating the positive steps taken by the ruling BJP.
"Whether it was the Triple Talaq, Abrogation of Article 370 or the launch of the New Education Policy (NEP), the Congress party always had a problem when I tweeted appreciations," she recalled.
An actor who has acted in over 100 films, Khushbu Sundar initially joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and then switched over to the Congress party before joining the BJP.