New Delhi: After Rahul Gandhi attacked its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over acknowledgement of his marital status, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today asked why an issue was being made out of it when the Gujarat Chief Minister has "never lied" on the matter.
"I want to tell Rahul Gandhi that he should read the affidavit carefully. Whatever information he (Modi) is giving are all correct information and he has never lied on this," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. (Read: Gujarat Congress wants Narendra Modi's nomination in Vadodara cancelled)
In an election meeting, Mr Gandhi had raised the issue of Mr Modi's marriage and said while his party made claims of ensuring safety of women, it took several elections for its prime ministerial candidate to mention the name of his wife in the poll affidavit. (Read: Rahul Gandhi targets Narendra Modi over admission of marriage)
Reacting to Mr Gandhi's statement, Ms Sitharaman said, "Rahul should not make any statement hurriedly before going through the affidavit."
When it was pointed out that women groups have also raised the issue of denial of rights to Mr Modi's wife Jashodaben for many years, she said, "Let's ask questions to those women groups. Are they trying to justify child marriage? Here is a case where both of them have very clearly come out to say what their position is. Modiji's brother has also explained it."
She further said, "The lady does not feel aggrieved here."