Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and highlighted NDA government’s failure in addressing a wide range of issues and said that the Prime Minister did not answer his questions, but mocked him.
Gandhi said, “Yesterday, I had asked the Prime Minister 2-3 questions on corruption, but instead of answering those questions he mocked me. He can mock me as much as he wants but he must give answers to the youth of this country.”
“Everyday our farmers are committing suicide, we went to the PM with these problems, but the PM did not say even one word. How many black money holders have been put in jail by Modiji? Not even one. He instead made Modi (lalit) and Mallya run away,” Rahul added.
Earlier on Thursday, Modi mocked Rahul, saying he is happy that the young leader has ‘learnt to deliver public speeches’.
“Now that their young leader (Rahul Gandhi) has spoken, we have seen what the ‘earthquake’ is all about. I am happy that the Congress vice president has learnt to deliver public speeches,” said Modi.
The Prime Minister also hit out at the Opposition, saying he never thought political leaders will support corruption. “Notes ban is a big cleanliness drive and people are supporting our drive. But the Opposition is siding with corruption. I had never thought some political leaders would have the audacity to stand with the corrupt,” said the Prime Minister.
“The ruckus by Opposition in Parliament over note ban is like the cover fire that Pakistan gives to terrorists.”
“When they say large parts of India did not get access to education, whose report card are they giving?” questioned Modi.
Modi also hit out at the former PM, saying poverty is Manmohan Singh’s legacy. “Manmohan Singh’s image is clean, but scams happened under his tenure,” said Modi.
The Prime Minister, who was on his first tour of his Lok Sabha constituency after Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes were demonetized on November 8, was speaking at a function organised inside the Banaras Hindu University campus.