“Neither a peon nor a dog of the Congress party would follow Modi,’’ Congress general secretary and in-charge of MP B K Hariprasad reacted on the last day of the meet.
Hariprasad’s outburst was in reaction to an advice Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh gave on Friday to party leaders to follow the Gujarat Chief Minister’s idea of bonding with cadres over lunch.
While exhorting Congress leaders to emulate the Gujarat leader, Singh told them how Modi interacted with cadres by eating home-cooked meals carried in tiffins.
Singh had come under flak from Congress leaders for citing a BJP leader’s example though he claimed the example was given in a different context.
Hariprasad’s comment came in response to a question on Singh’s advice.
Sources said the comment was well thought out to blunt the original controversy.