[Read full transcript of the interview here]
Speaking in an exclusive interview to Aap Ki Adalat, a popular television show hosted by senior journalist Rajat Sharma on India TV, Modi said it Rahul Gandhi's idea essentially means to ask the cat to guard the milk.
He also thanked Rahul Gandhi for listening to his speeches carefully.
Modi, who was annointed as the PM candidate in September last year, said he didn't believe in sporting any type of caps on his head, unlike the so-called secular politicians.
Modi said he would accept a probe into charges of poll publicity
Answering a question from Sharma, Modi said leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel never wore such caps and he thought such acts only befooled people. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had alleged that Modi wears headgears at every event he attends.
The BJP leader also said that he will not toelrate people who carry out mudslinging and will not deter in punishing them.
He also said that he is ready to accept a probe by a government agency into accusations brought by the Congress that he had spent Rs 10,000 crore on election publicity.