Reacting strongly to Modi's remarks, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "Narendra Modi has lost it."
"Only Modi can make such a preposterous statement. I cannot possibly dignify such a statement with a reaction," Tewari added.
On Thursday, Jan 28, Modi had said, "I have written number of letters to Central Government on the issue of price rise. I have written letters in the language they can understand urging them to take steps to do something about the rising prices of food items."
"But, I think that they have no empathy for the poor people and it seems that they are not willing to take steps to control rising prices," he had said, adding, "Now, I need to write a letter in Italian."