New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paused his speech midway on hearing the Azaan, the Muslim call for prayer, from a nearby mosque.
Gandhi, who was addressing a poll rally in his parliamentary constituency Amethi, stayed silent briefly for a few minutes and the crowd also remained still till the time the call for prayer continued. As soon as it got over, Gandhi resumed his speech.
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Earlier in the day, the Congress president addressed rallies in Raebareli and Amethi constituencies of Uttar Pradesh. Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing the Congress of doing “nothing” while in power, Gandhi said, “Nobody had committed the ‘foolishness’ of demonetisation and the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ in the last 70 years.”
Addressing a public meeting in Gauriganj town of Amethi district, the Congress chief said,”Narendra Modi had put entire India on queues following the implementation of demonetisation. And by implementing the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, the trade and business got destroyed.”
He also dismissed prime minister Narendra Modi’s claims that ‘no work had been done in Amethi’. “As many as six national highways, petroleum institute, flyover in Gauriganj, IIIT were built. Narendra Modi has stolen a central school. Fifty factories were stolen by Narendra Modi from your hand,” Gandhi said.