Congress is literally at its wits end. It cannot fight the other parties and is facing complete annihilation. So its turning to verbal insults and ugly jibes.
First it was Mani Shankar Aiyar with his now infamous jibe at Modi for his humble beginnings, which the latter turned into an amazing campaign to connect with common people.
Now Sushil Kumar Shinde and Salman Khurshid have gone crazy.
Shinde calls Arvind Kejriwal a “Yeda” – or a fool in local Mumbai lingo.
Salman Khurshid, on the other hand calls Modi a Napunsak or Impotent. (Hamara aarop hai ki tum ‘napunsak'(impotent) ho.)
Irrespective of the context or the topic of the rally, such low language in political discourse does not bode well for already out of touch Congress. The Congress leaders are moving to destroy their party and their own chances so comprehensively that don’t need many enemies right now.
This is despite the warning from Election Commission prior to the Assembly elections last year.
The EC expressed “serious concern” and “deep anguish” at the progressively “plummeting” levels of political discourse witnessed during the ongoing election campaign for five state assembly elections to Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi.
The Commission said while while it recognizes the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution, but such right “is not absolute” and is to be exercised in such a manner that it does not transcend the boundaries of decency and morality or disturb public order or amount to defamation or give incitement to an offence.
The problem with the use of such language is that it shows the frustration of the ruling party quite openly. It shows how these angry politicians are frustrated at the rise of such everyday beings and they are going to be left behind in the Natioanl elections.