Sirsa: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of Rs 15 lakh being deposited in bank accounts of the common man. While addressing a rally in Haryana’s Sirsa, he spoke of the benefits of the NYAY scheme and said, “I want to tell the youth and farmers in Sirsa, Narendra Modi made false promises to you, lied to you about Rs 15 lakh, but we promise you will get 3,60,000 in your bank account.”

Gandhi, however, refrained from speaking about his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Challenging the PM to talk about the Rafale deal, Rahul said, “Narendra Modi Ji, if you want to talk about Rajiv Gandhi, you are most welcome to do it, but talk on the Rafale deal first.”

“Agar aapko Rajiv Gandhi ji aur meri baat karni hai aap zaroor kijiye, dil khol ke kijiye. Magar janta ko samjha dijiye ki aapne Rafale maamle mein kya kiya kya nahi kiy…jo vaada kiya tha 2 cr yuvaon ko rozgar ka wo poora nahi kiya,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition against Rahul, alleging he holds citizenship of two countries, India and Britain. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, hearing the matter, said, “Who doesn’t want to become the PM? Everyone among 130 crores would want to become the PM. It is a healthy aspiration.”

“If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen,” the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna told the petitioners.

“We dismiss the petition. There is no merit in the petition,” said CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

Apparently, the petitioners had asked that Rahul be banned from contesting in the Lok Sabha election as he is British citizenship.