New Delhi, Feb 9: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said that the “raincoat” jibe at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh probably came of Prime Minister rendra Modi’s “peculiar imagition”. “I think the raincoat example came out of the peculiar type of imagition that the Prime Minister has,” Yechury said half jokingly while speaking with reporters here. Asked about his observation of Modi’s attack on Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, Yechury said: “There is a saying that in a street fight, a gentleman never wins because he cannot stoop to the level of the street fighter.” He said that even if Manmohan Singh had risen up to respond to Modi’s jibe, the Prime Minister in all likelihood would not have listened to him.
“In all likelihood, he (Modi) would have meted out the same response to Manmohan Singh which he did to Sharad Yadav and me. He told us to sit down, saying he would listen to us later. But that ‘later’ never came,” Yechury said.
He said that usually when a speaker on the floor makes a direct reference to another member, that member has a right to intervene and put his point. (IANS)