Just few hours after Congress sources claimed that Darda might have to face party wrath for praising Modi openly, the MP on Sunday, Jul 29 claimed that he was misinterpreted and he indeed "mocked" the CM.
Clarifying his statement, Darda said, "I was actually ridiculing Modi when I said 'the lion of Gujarat' what I actually meant was to mockingly refer to the man who has held the BJP and the RSS hostages."
Darda also defended himself saying, "There is nothing wrong in sharing a platform with Modi. It was not a political platform it was a religious one."
Controversies surfaced Darda when he addressed Modi as "the lion of Gujarat and a political saint."
The leader, however, quickly added that his statement was just a mark of respect for Modi. There was no need to make an issue out of it, he said.
Soon after his statement, sources reported that Congress was set to take against the Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra.
The Gujarat CM also hoped that the issue did not turn out into a breaking news in the media. Drawing a parallel with the case of Shahid Siddique of the Samajwadi Party, the senior BJP leader said he hoped that the Congress also did not do the same by seeking Darda's resignation. Siddique was sidelined by his party on Saturday after the former had taken an interview of Modi.