Morena: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Morena in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.
Launching a scathing attack on PM Modi, Gandhi said, “When Modiji became the Prime Minister, he said, Mitron….don’t make me PM, make me chowkidar. The chowkidar calls people ‘Mitron’ and to Anil Ambani, he calls Anil bhai. Modiji calls Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi as ‘Nirav Bhai’ and ‘Mehul Bhai’”.
Rahul Gandhi has been accusing the PM Modi of taking away the Rafale aircraft deal from HAL and giving it to his “businessman friend” Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence. The Congress has also been cornering the government over PNB fraud accused Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
Earlier addressing a rally in Sheopur, Gandhi took a dig at Modi government’s flagship scheme ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and said that it should be “BJP ke mantri se Beti Bachao”, taking a dig at the PM over charges of sexual harassment made against Union Minister M J Akbar and the rape charges against BJP’s Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
“Modiji ne bahot accha nara diya tha Beti Padhao Beti Bachao. Narendra Modi ke mantri par sawal uthaya jaata hai. Uttar Pradesh me BJP ka MLA balatkar karta hai rape karta hai. Pradhan Mantri ke muh se ek shabd nahi nikalta (Modiji had given a good slogan Beti Padhao Beti Bachao. Narendra Modi’s minister is questioned. A BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh commits rape but the prime minister does not utter a word),” Gandhi said.
“Not only the PM but even the (BJP) chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh did not say a word,” he added.
Attacking both Modi and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan over a host of issues, Gandhi said Madhya Pradesh topped the country in terms of malnutrition and was one of the least developed states.
On a campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh where the assembly polls will be held on November 28, Gandhi said the problems of malnutrition, farmers’ distress and youth unemployment are plaguing the state.
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has “done nothing” to resolve these issues, he claimed.
Addressing a public meeting in Sheopur city, he said, “Here children are dying of malnourishment, but the BJP government is not doing anything worthwhile to check it. Rather, it is busy in marketing itself and advertising the chief minister with photographs.”
“When children die, the chief minister doesn’t do anything,” the Congress leader alleged.
The state BJP government during its 15 years rule has not done anything for farmers and for the unemployed youths, the Amethi MP said.
“I will not give you false assurances. But I want to assure that if the Congress is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, farmers’ loans will be waived,” he said.
Urging people to give a chance to the Congress, he said state party chief Kamal Nath has the experience and senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has the strength. “They both will work together for the Congress.”
If the Congress forms a government in Madhya Pradesh, it will set up industries and food processing plants close to agricultural fields and the chief minister will work for the welfare of youth “for 18 hours out of 24 hours daily”, he promised.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the central Indian state, paid obeisance at a gurudwara in Gwalior.