As the election dates approach, political back biting and name calling become evident. This case for, instance, not only shocked the nation but also the political circuits, especially for the usage of such language.
Khurshid, who is the sitting MP from Farrukhabad attacked Narendra Modi (without naming him) in a rally. He said,"Some people came, attacked and went, and you couldn't protect. Are you not a strong man? We don't accuse you (Modi) of killing people... Hamara aarop hai ki tum 'napunsak'(impotent) ho. (Our accusation is that you are impotent). You couldn't stop the killers."
While a few BJP ministers strongly criticized the remark, there were others who took turns in pitying the Congress.
Narendra Modi' close aid Jay Narayan Vyas said, "They are so frustrated that they have lost control over their mind and tongue." He also referred to the Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's tea seller jibe.
Sudhanshu Mittal too was saddened by the use of language "coming from somebody who claims himself to be educated". He observed it is a "debasement of politics".
BJP's Yatin Oza also said,"I really feel pity on them rather than commenting. I think he (Khurshid) has lost his mental balance. Such comments are never welcome. This shows there frustration. "