Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior Congress leaders have written to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him "to caution Prime Minister Narendra Modi from using threatening and intimidating language".
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore censured the Congress as Rahul Gandhi's party trailed at 72 seats according to latest trends of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 at 1:16 pm.
"In Karnataka, Congress faced anti-incumbency and it is one of the causes for the party's failure", Gogoi said. Modi then said, "Congress ke neta kaan kholkar ke sun lijiye".
Supporting Rahul, BJP's disgruntled leader and Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday had said the Congress president, who has "matured in the past few years", was popular with the public and asked, "What was wrong if the leader heading the biggest, oldest national party saw a possibility of becoming the next prime minister". "Admittedly, the Prime Minister is not expected to use menacing language even in the course of election campaign, which tantamounts to using his powers and privileges as the PM to settle personal and political scores". I am very proud that the prime minister of country does not hesitate to take on any kind of challenge. Such discourse, whether in public or private, is unacceptable conduct.
Singh's letter, dated Sunday, said that Modi's statement during an election rally in Karnataka's Hubli on 6 May has used words that were "menacing and intimidating with an intent to insult and provoke" breach of peace.
The signatories include Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel, P. Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath, Anand Sharma, Motilal Vora and Digvijaya Singh.