New Delhi, Nov 17: After Congress's Salman Khurshid attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that ‘people were taken from India for slogan shouting at Modi's events abroad, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that ‘the crowds at Modi's foreign events were genuine.
Jaitley said that the comment made by the Congress party was a fascinating claim. "I can understand the plight of Salman and his party colleagues particularly when the Prime Minister gets a larger crowd in Sydney than Salman gets in India."
Jaitley wrote on Twitter:
Why is Congress paranoid about Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing more crowd abroad than what its leader gets at home?— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) November 17, 2014
Jaitley said: "If UPA (United Progressive Alliance) leaders during their days in government left the expatriate Indian population underwhelmed, is it to be presumed that this should be true for others?"
Khurshid had earlier said that he had been to Myanmar twice and he had not seen any crowd on the streets. "How come 20,000 people came to listen to him (Modi). He must have taken along many with him," Khurshid said.
(With PTI Inputs)