New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday mocked Congress Rahul Gandhi for choosing to contest from Kerala’s Wayanad as well. Also Read - India Set to Rollout World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive Today, 3 Lakh Health Workers to Get Shots on Day 1

Goyal said, “Rahul Gandhi is afraid of defeat in Amethi and has to run all the way to Wayanad…he has lost the confidence of people of India. I am sure the people of Kerala will defeat him so that in the next election he will have to look for a constituency in some other country.” Also Read - Shatabdi Roy Meets Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Says She Is Not Leaving TMC

The Congress President began his campaign in the state on Wednesday by offering prayers at the Thirunelli Temple. Also Read - Subhra Kundu, Wife of Rose Valley Group Chief Gautam Kundu, Arrested By CBI

While addressing a rally, he slammed PM Modi for being anti-national and accused him of dividing the nation. He said, “I am not like the PM of India, I’ll not come here and lie to you because I respect your intelligence, wisdom and understanding. I don’t want to have a relationship of a couple of months with you, I want to have a life long relationship with you,”

“I have not come here as a politician who is going to tell you what to do or what I think. I am not here to tell you my ‘Mann ki Baat’, I am here to understand what is inside your heart, your soul,” said the Congress President.
Rahul would also be addressing rallies in Kozhikode, Wandoor and Palakkad.