Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday indirectly challenged Congress President Rahul Gandhi to speak for 15 minutes sans any notes, that too in any language. Modi, while speaking during one of his rallies in the backdrop of upcoming elections in Karnataka, attacked the Congress on several fronts.
Modi said, “I challenge you (Rahul Gandhi) to speak for 15 minutes on the achievements of your government in Karnataka, without any paper or notes, in any language – be it Hindi, English or your mother tongue (Italian).
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Modi tagged the Congress chief as ‘naamdaar’ and the BJP as ‘kaamdaars’ and accused him of not acknowledging the efforts of the ‘hardworking mazdoor’ because of whom Indian villages are receiving electricity. He also said that due to the BJP, today all Indian villages have access to electricity.
Modi further attacked Gandhi as the latter had said that Modi wouldn’t be able to remain seated for long if Gandhi speaks. Modi mockingly stated, “This reminds me of only one sentence – Wah! Kya scene hai!” Modi in a sarcastic way said, “We’re kaamdaars, you’re naamdaars. Ordinary man like me has no stature to sit in front of you.”
Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his campaign ‘Save The Constitution,’ had dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a 15-minute debate. He also claimed that Modi couldn’t face him Parliament, as he’s scared of Gandhi.
Gandhi, taking a jibe at Modi’s style of governance, said that the PM has undermined all institutions for political gains. Gandhi said, “Give me 15 minutes and I’ll speak about Rafale deal and Nirav Modi. Modiji won’t be able to stand there. The entire country understands that there’s a huge scam in the Rafale deal.”
Gandhi further lashed PM by saying, “Modiji accused his MPs of giving fodder to the media.” He criticised PM Modi for not ‘allowing’ his ministers and MPs to speak. He said, “Keep quite, the country will just listen to my mann ki baat. No MPs, MLAs or ministers would speak even in Parliament or Assembly.”
Gandhi slamming Modi government in a reference to the alleged involvement of a BJP MLA in a rape case in Unnao, said, “Modi’s earlier slogan of ‘Beti Bechao, Beti Padhao’ (Save daughters, educate them) had become ‘Beti bachao from the BJP and its leaders.”