Purnea (Bihar): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday renewed his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Bihar, where his party is supposed to have got a better deal in the multi-party coalition for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
At a public rally in Purnea, Gandhi said PM Modi “spreads hate wherever he goes” and he is “looking forward to the day when the youth of Bihar will wake up and tighten screw” on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government.
The Congress president said he was not afraid of Narendra Modi, the BJP and the RSS. “The only thing I am scared of…I only believe in truth,” he said.
‘A chowkidar of 15 rich people’
Rahul said that the prime minister “has been a chowkidar of 15 rich people” and the BJP-led government is not bothered about the common people toiling hard in their daily lives.
While Gandhi was harsh on PM Modi targeting him over demonetisation, unemployment, farm loan waiver, and Rafale deal, the Congress president was conspicuously silent on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
“Narendra Modi spreads hatred because the youth is unemployed. He ran a flop film Mann Ki Baaat for five years…People are tired of watching the same flop show of Mann Ki Baat,” said Gandhi at his Bihar rally, where he also hit out at the prime minister over Rafale deal.
Kumar’s Janata Dal-United is BJP’s ally in the National Democratic Alliance. The Lok Janshakti Party of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan is the other constituent of the NDA in Bihar.
Gandhi, who has been critical of the BJP-led government at the Centre, has avoided a direct attack on Kumar.