Twitter abuzz after PM Narendra Modi says Gandhi family used INS Viraat as personal taxi

Updated: May 09, 2019, 12:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1987. After nearly 30 years of service, it was decommissioned in 2016

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Gandhi family of using warship INS Viraat as their personal taxi for a holiday.

He launched this comment some days after attacking him with the "bhrashtachari no 1" remark.

Narendra Modi addressed his first poll rally in Delhi before the May 12 elections where he launched an attack on the Congress. He asked that why does it fume when he exposes the misdeeds of the Congress leaders in whose name they seek votes.

"Ever imagined that a premier warship of the Indian armed forces could be used as a taxi for a personal holiday? One dynasty did it," Modi asked.

The Navy was made to host the Gandhi family and Rajiv Gandhi's in-laws, and a helicopter was also deployed in their service, Modi claimed, adding that when a family becomes supreme, the country's security is at stake.

Also read: Elections 2019: PM Modi is workaholic, Rahul Gandhi loves holidays, says Amit Shah

"INS Viraat was insulted by using it as a personal taxi. This happened when Rajiv Gandhi and his family was out for a 10-day vacation. INS Viraat was deployed for securing our maritime boundary. But it was diverted to take the Gandhi family which was out for a vacation," Modi said.

Twitterati has reacted to this statement, here's how:

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1987. After nearly 30 years of service, it was decommissioned in 2016.

Also read: Narendra Modi lists out abuses hurled at him, says Cong did not even spare his mother

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