Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at Narendra Modi, saying the Prime Minister thinks “only one person can run the country while actually, it is the people who run the nation”. Also Read - PM Modi Asks BJP Workers to Educate Farmers on 'Intricacies of New Farm Reforms' & 'Save Them From Rumours'
Gandhi noted that Modi used to make “fun” of former PM Manmohan Singh “but after five years now Modi ji does not make fun of Manmohan ji. Today the country is making fun of him (Modi)”. Also Read - Bharat Bandh Today: Punjab, UP And Maharashtra | List of States Likely to be Affected by Farmers' Unions Strike
Addressing a poll rally at Bargari in Faridkot in favour of Congress candidate Mohd Sadique from Faridkot Lok Sabha seat, Gandhi referred to sacrilege incidents in 2015 and promised strict action against those involved in the desecration of religious scriptures. Also Read - 'Bharat Bandh': Farmers Set to Hit Streets on Friday Against Centre's Passage of Farm Bills in Parliament
“I recall coming here when your ‘dharam’ (Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib) was disrespected. And those who did wrong, strict action will be taken against them and I give you guarantee on this,” said Gandhi.
On Tuesday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, while addressing a poll rally in Bathinda, had lashed out at the BJP’s ally SAD over the sacrilege issue.
Attacking Modi, Gandhi said in Bargari, “The PM thinks only one person can run the country, but actually it is people who run it.”
Gandhi also raised the Rafale jet deal issue and dared Modi to hold a debate with him on corruption.
Criticising the BJP government for demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax, he claimed these two decisions of Modi government had destroyed the economy and left lakhs jobless.
The Congress president also hit out at Modi for not crediting Rs 15 lakh in accounts of every citizen, saying the prime minister “lied” to people on this and on giving two crore jobs.