BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said his "politics will come across as being low level", while reacting to Congress campaigner Priyanka Gandhi's remark that his party was doing "petty politics" over her "martyred" father.
"Socially, I belong to the lower section, hence my politics too will come across as being low level to them," the Bharatiya Janata Party leader wrote on his Twitter handle without naming anyone.
Modi, who is also the Gujarat chief minister, said many people might not see the sacrifices of those belonging to the backward section, which played an important role in helping the country's progress.
"It is this 'low level politics' that will help India come out of 60 years of misrule and the politics of vote bank...and wipe the tears of many," he added.
He stated it was this 'low level politics' which has the power to help transform India into a prosperous and powerful nation.
Priyanka Gandhi Monday attacked Modi for his speech in Amethi, saying the BJP leader had insulted her "martyred" father Rajiv Gandhi and people of the constituency would not forgive him for this.
"They have insulted my martyred father on the soil of Amethi. People of Amethi will never forgive them for this wrong act. My workers at booths will reply to this petty politics. Each and every booth of Amethi will give a reply," Priyanka Gandhi said.
In his speech, Modi attacked the Gandhis and accused the Congress of "arrogance".