The BJP lashed out after the Congress' social media head Divya Spandana posted a picture of Modi standing next to the foot of the 182-metre Statue of Unity of India's first Home Minister Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat's Kevadia with the comment: "Is that bird dropping?"
The height of the statue's foot is bigger than Modi.
In their reply the Bharatiya Janata Party said: "Ummm no, it is the values of the Congress that are dropping. Historical disdain for Sardar Patel + Pathological dislike for Narendra Modi Such language."
"Clearly, Rahul Gandhi's politics of 'love'," it said.