Narendra Modi appeared to be targeting Rahul Gandhi over his invocation of his family's sacrifices, saying such remarks have little utility in today's India and what is more important is to dedicate ourselves to nation's interest.
"...And today the language such as I will sacrifice myself, I will die has little utility. What is important today is to dedicate ourselves for the interest of 125 crore countrymen," the BJP's Prime Ministrial candidate said.
He said before India attained Independence, people had the privilege of sacrificing their lives for the country during the freedom struggle.
"Several of us were born after independence. We did not get the privilege to die for the sake of the freedom of the country, but we have been honoured to live for India," he said while speaking at Yoga Mahotsava at Ramlila Maidan here organised by yoga guru Ramdev.
In a couple of rallies in the recent past, Rahul had referred to the assassinations of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi.
"My grandmother was killed. My father was killed. Perhaps I would also be killed one day. But I do not care," he had said.
Modi also supported Ramdev's campaign against blackmoney which he claimed was giving "sleepless nights" to some people in power.