Bengaluru: In remarks that raised eyebrows in political circles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for “insulting” JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda, saying it showed his “arrogance”.
Noting that there would be differences in politics, he said, “There is something called decorum in public life. Every person may have his own ego, but in social life there are certain values.” Speaking about the respect he has for the former prime”minister, Modi referred to Deve Gowda as “the son of this land, and a farmer’s son”. “Whenever he comes to meet me in Delhi, I make it a point to receive him at the entrance of my home…open the door of the car for him. I also see him off up to his car,” he said. ” Modi said he does that in spite of the fact that their ideologies are different and Deve Gowda’s party votes against his government in Parliament.