Manish Tiwari, Congress party spokesperson said that the remark smacks of "obscenity, obnoxiousness and obtuseness." He added that BJP should take pity on its President and put him into a psychiatric facility as he requires serious help.
BJP President had criticized UPA government for the delay in the hanging of Afzal Guru, the Parliament attack convict and asked whether Guru was the son-in-law of Congress to give him special treatment.
"This is a very disgraceful statement. The country will decide whether such language will be used in polity. Coming from the president of a national party, it is unfortunate and nobody had thought about such degradation of public life. This has once again proved that Gadkari is not mature enough to be the president of a national party," said Shakeel Ahmed, another party spokesperson to a news agency.