New Delhi, Sept. 29 (ANI): After Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleged that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi insulted the Prime Minister in his recent remarks on the ordinance for convicted lawmakers, Congress leader Rashid Alvi backed the ruling party's number two leader and asserted that he did not disrespect Dr. Manmohan Singh in any way, but merely publicly put forth his personal point of view.
"Rahul Gandhi did not say anything against the prime minister. He only expressed his view on the ordinance," Alvi said.
"But Narendra Modi is expert in spoiling a situation. I have a humble observation-so much greed for power and the prime minister's post is not good," he said.
"People in Gujarat need you, that is what you have been elected for, and you are here in Delhi misleading people," he added, while bashing Modi for the allegations he made at the "Vikas Rally" in the national capital earlier today.
Earlier in the day, Modi addressed a massive rally in the national capital-his first as BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections-and said the country was burdened by "governments within governments", as the sanctity of the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had been hit, after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi deemed an ordinance passed by the Cabinet as 'nonsense' earlier this week.
"The pride of the Prime Minister has been brought down by his own party. Congress party Vice President has committed the sin of disrespecting the Prime Minister," Modi said.
"The dynasty is strangling democracy," Modi added.
Massive arrangements had been put in place for the Gujarat Chief Minister's first rally in the national capital.
3,000 policemen and paramilitary personnel were deployed at the rally venue-Japanese Park, Rohini.
Special buses were also arranged to bring in students and supporters from far-flung areas of Delhi. The Delhi Metro ran extra trains and feeder buses anticipating a huge rush. (ANI)